Platypus

The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) also known as the duck-billed platypus is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. It is the sole living representati...
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Platypus

• (n.) The duck mole. See under Duck.
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platypus

duckbill 1 duckbilled platypus noun small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae
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Platypus

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Platypus

[video game] Platypus is a horizontal scrolling shooter game created by Anthony Flack. The player flies an antiquated spacecraft (the last of the fictional F-27 Platypus fleet) attempting to defend planet Mungola from Colossatropolis, which has become so overcrowded that its inhabitants are taking over Mungola for space and resources. The g...
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Platypus

[weevil] Platypus is a weevil genus in the subfamily Platypodinae. == Species == ...
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Platypus

Plat'y·pus noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... + ... foot.] (Zoology) The duck mole. See under Duck .
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platypus

a small amphibious Australian mammal noted for its odd combination of primitive features and special adaptations, especially the flat, almost comical ... [4 related articles]
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platypus

Monotreme, or egg-laying, mammal Ornithorhynchus anatinus, found in Tasmania and eastern Australia. Semiaquatic, it has small eyes and no external ears, and jaws resembling a duck's beak. It lives in long burrows along river banks, where it lays two eggs in a rough nest. It...
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platypus

platypus (plăt'upus) , semiaquatic egg-laying mammal, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of Tasmania and E Australia. Also called duckbill, or duckbilled platypus, it belongs to the order Monotremata (see monotreme), the most primitive group of living mammals. The only other member of this group is...
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platypus

platypus 1. A semiaquatic egg-laying mammal of Australia and Tasmania, having a broad flat tail, webbed feet, and a snout resembling a duck's bill; also known as: duckbill, duck-billed platypus. 2. An egg-laying water mammal with a snout shaped like a duck's bill and with webbed feet. Native to Australia. Latin name Ornithorhynchus anatinus.
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platypus

[n] - small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet
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