wrybill

wrybill
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun or wry-billed plover
: a peculiar shorebird (Anarhynchus frontalis) of New Zealand that is related to the plovers and unique in having its bill sharply deflected to the right

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wryˈbill noun
A New Zealand bird (Anarhynchus frontalis), related to the plovers, having a sideways-curving bill with which it gets food from under stones
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Main Entry:wry

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