from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large tropical American stork (Jabiru mycteria) having white plumage with a pink band at the neck and a naked head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A species of bird Jabiru mycteria in the monotypic genus Jabiru, of the stork family Ciconiidae, endemic to the Americas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large stork-like bird, Mycteria americana.
- n. This name has also been applied to two large, stork-like birds of the Old World, somewhat smaller than the South American jabiru and having the head and neck feathered instead of bare. The African jabiru, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, is glossy black above, white below; the primaries are also white. The Australian jabiru, Xenorhynchus australis, is of a greenish black above.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large mostly white Australian stork
- n. large white stork of warm regions of the world especially America
- n. large black-and-white stork of tropical Africa; its red bill has a black band around the middle
Portuguese and American Spanish jabirú, from Tupi.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a Tupian term such as Old Tupi jabiru, yabi'ru, said to mean either "swollen neck" or "one that spits". (Wiktionary)