Definition of boat-billed flycatcher in English:

boat-billed flycatcher

noun

  • 1Either of two Australasian boatbills of the genus Machaerirhynchus.

  • 2A large, yellow-breasted tyrant flycatcher of tropical America, Megarynchus pitangua (family Tyrannidae), having a broad, somewhat flattened bill.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alfred Wallace (1823–1913), naturalist, evolutionary theorist, and social critic.