noun (C) a tropical bird with a very large beak

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  • Hornbill — Horn bill , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the family {Bucerotid[ae]}, of which about sixty species are known, belonging to numerous genera. They inhabit the tropical parts of Asia, Africa, and the East Indies, and are remarkable for having a more or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hornbill — 1773, from HORN (Cf. horn) (n.) + BILL (Cf. bill) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hornbill — ► NOUN ▪ a tropical bird with a horn like structure on its large curved bill …   English terms dictionary

  • hornbill — [hôn′bil΄] n. any of a family (Bucerotidae) of large, tropical, Old World coraciiform birds with partly united toes and a huge, curved bill, often with a bony protuberance …   English World dictionary

  • Hornbill — Taxobox name = Hornbills image width = 204px image caption = Abyssinian Ground hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Coraciiformes (but see text) familia = Bucerotidae familia authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • hornbill — /hawrn bil /, n. any large bird of the family Bucerotidae, of the Old World tropics, characterized by a very large bill usually surmounted by a horny protuberance. [1765 75; HORN + BILL2] * * * Any of about 45 species of Old World tropical birds… …   Universalium

  • hornbill — UK [ˈhɔː(r)nˌbɪl] / US [ˈhɔrnˌbɪl] noun [countable] Word forms hornbill : singular hornbill plural hornbills a tropical bird with a large beak …   English dictionary

  • hornbill — acerai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Aceros angl. hornbill vok. Hornvogel, m rus. калао, m pranc. calao, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – jaučiaragiai siauresnis terminas – geltonkrūtis aceras siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Hornbill ivory — (also called golden jade ) is a precious ornamental material derived from the Helmeted Hornbill ( Buceros vigil ), a large bird of the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo.Many hornbill species have casques , decorative growths on the upper… …   Wikipedia

  • Hornbill (disambiguation) — Hornbill may refer to: Birds * Hornbill, a group of birds characterized by a long, down curved bill, sometimes with a casque on the upper mandible. Companies * Hornbill Systems suppliers of help desk software and IT service management (ITIL)… …   Wikipedia

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