noun. ['ˈplætəˌpʊs'] small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae.
- egg-laying mammal
- genus Ornithorhynchus
- Ornithorhynchus anatinus
- duck-billed platypus
- Platypus (Latin)
- πλατύπους (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Rhymes with Platypus
How do you pronounce platypus?
Pronounce platypus as ˈplætəˌpʊs.
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Sentences with platypus
1. Noun, singular or mass
By the third stage, the platypus will begin to develop teeth.