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ˈʃuˌbɪlshoe·bill

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoebill, shoebird, Balaeniceps rexnoun

    large stork-like bird of the valley of the White Nile with a broad bill suggesting a wooden shoe

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  1. shoebillnoun

    A tall wading bird related to the stork, native to tropical African swamps.

    Etymology: From shoe + bill

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shoebillnoun

    a large African wading bird (Balaeniceps rex) allied to the storks and herons, and remarkable for its enormous broad swollen bill. It inhabits the valley of the White Nile. See Illust. (l.) of Beak

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  1. Shoebill

    The Shoebill also known as Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. Although it has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified in the order Ciconiiformes, its true affiliations with other living birds is ambiguous. Some authorities now reclassify it with the Pelecaniformes. The adult is mainly grey while the juveniles are browner. It lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoebill in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoebill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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