Pronunciation: (bōt'bil"), [key]
a wading bird, Cochlearius cochlearius, of tropical America, related to the herons, having a broad bill resembling an inverted boat. Also called boat'-billed her'on Pronunciation: (bōt'bild"). [key]
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