jabiru

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See also: Jabiru and jabirú

English[edit]

Jabiru

Etymology[edit]

From a Tupian term such as Old Tupi jabiru, yabi'ru,[1] said to mean either "swollen neck"[2] or "one that spits".[3]

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Noun[edit]

jabiru (plural jabirus)

  1. A species of bird Jabiru mycteria in the monotypic genus Jabiru, of the stork family Ciconiidae, endemic to the Americas.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ A. B. H. Ferreira, Novo Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa, second edition (Rio de Janeiro: Nova Fronteira, 1986) , page 977
  2. ^ Microsoft Encarta College Dictionary →ISBN, 2001), page 768
  3. ^ Webster's II New College Dictionary (2005)

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Noun[edit]

jabiru m (plural jabirus)

  1. jabiru (Jabiru mycteria)

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