Beak

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Beak Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • horny projecting mouth of a bird
  • beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)
  • informal terms for the nose
  • hit lightly with a picking motion

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles) ,
  • horny projecting mouth of a bird ,
  • informal terms for the nose

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Beak Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A beak, a bill, or a rostrum is the nose and mouth of a bird. The beak is used for eating, fighting, grooming and many other things.

Beaks on different types of birds can be very different in size, shape and color. Beaks are made of an upper and lower mandible. In most species, two holes are used for breathing.



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Beak Sample Sentences in News


  • Toucan 'to get prosthetic beak'
    A toucan in Costa Rica, which lost part of its beak in an attack by youths, looks set to be fitted with a prosthetic replacement. Read more on this news related to 'Beak'
  • Taking after Darwin, scientists discover beak gene for famous finches
    A team of researchers from Sweden and the US have sequenced the genomes for all fifteen species of Darwin's finches. Now they may have located the gene that determines the shape of their beaks. Read more on this news related to 'Beak'
  • Mulitated toucan to get a 3D-printed prosthetic beak
    A scrappy toucan is getting a new beak — on life. Grecia, a Costa Rican toucan, is set to receive a prosthetic beak after his was mutilated during an attack... Read more on this news related to 'Beak'

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