1. platypus

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
  • monotreme
  • Ornithorhynchus
  • duck-billed platypus
  • duckbill


  • Platypus (Latin)
  • πλατύπους (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Platypus

  • octopus

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.