beccal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin beccus (beak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

beccal (not comparable)

  1. pertaining to a beak or bill
    • 1997: It faced me…its ominous Beak crank’d open…it quack’d, its eye holding a certain gleam, and began to speak, in a curious Accent, inflected heavily with linguo-beccal Fricatives… (Pynchon, Mason & Dixon)