Definition of "jabiru" [jab•i•ru]

  • A large tropical American stork (Jabiru mycteria) having white plumage with a pink band at the neck and a naked head. (noun)
  • A large white tropical American stork, Jabiru mycteria, with a dark naked head and a dark bill (noun)

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  • A large Australian stork, Xenorhyncus asiaticus, having a white plumage, dark green back and tail, and red legs (noun)

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Use "jabiru" in a sentence
  • "There is yet another stork known as the jabiru, this one in sub-Saharan Africa."
  • "There is an Australian bird that is also sometimes known as the jabiru, but it is taxonomically distinct: Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus."
  • "They stalk the animals by using the stratagem of a cap made of the skin of a leche’s or poku’s head, having the horns still attached, and another made so as to represent the upper white part of the crane called jabiru (‘Mycteru Senegalensis’), with its long neck and beak above."