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


  • Swan rescued after falling asleep in Chinese river and ice forms around her bill
    Stunned locals snapped the bizarre sight of the swan with its beak frozen together while feeding ducks in the Peacock River in the city of Korla in north western China's Xinjiang province. Read more on this news related to 'Beak'
  • A gene that shaped the evolution of Darwin's finches
    ( Princeton University ) Researchers from Princeton University and Uppsala University in Sweden have identified a gene in Galápagos finches studied by English naturalist Charles Darwin that influences beak shape and that played a role in the birds' evolution from a common ancestor. The study illustrates the genetic foundation of evolution, including how genes Read more on this news related to 'Beak'
  • 3D-Printed Prosthetic Beak To Be Surgically Attached To Mutilated Costa Rican Toucan
    A severely injured bird in Costa Rica who endured a brutal attack by a group of vandals is getting a second chance thanks to four companies who have volunteered to create a prosthetic beak for the bird, using 3D printing technology, in an effort to aid the Costa Rican toucan in once again eating on 3D-Printed Prosthetic Beak To Be Surgically Attached To Mutilated Read more on this news related to 'Beak'

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