Definition of platypus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

platypus

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NAmE//ˈplæt̮əpəs//
 
(also duck-billed platypus)
 
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an Australian animal that is covered in fur and has a beak like a duck, webbed feet (= with skin between the toes), and a flat tail. Platypuses lay eggs but give milk to their young.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: platypus

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