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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hornbill  \Horn"bill`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  bird  of  the  family  {Bucerotid[ae]},  of  which  about  sixty 
  species  are  known  belonging  to  numerous  genera.  They  inhabit 
  the  tropical  parts  of  Asia,  Africa,  and  the  East  Indies,  and 
  are  remarkable  for  having  a  more  or  less  horn-like 
  protuberance,  which  is  usually  large  and  hollow  and  is 
  situated  on  the  upper  side  of  the  beak.  The  size  of  the 
  hornbill  varies  from  that  of  a  pigeon  to  that  of  a  raven,  or 
  even  larger.  They  feed  chiefly  upon  fruit,  but  some  species 
  eat  dead  animals. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hornbill 
  n  :  bird  of  tropical  Africa  and  Asia  having  a  very  large  bill 
  surmounted  by  a  bony  protuberance;  related  to  kingfishers 




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