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lepelaar

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From lepel 'spoon' (after the bill-shape)

NounEdit

lepelaar m (plural lepelaars, diminutive lepelaartje n)

  1. (zoology) The bird spoonbill
  2. By extension, closely related bird species, notably of genus Platalea, and the stork
  3. (botany) The herb Capsella Bursa pastoris
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From lepelen 'to use a spon, scoop' (from lepel 'spoon') + -aar 'er'

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

lepelaar m (plural lepelaars, diminutive lepelaartje n)

  1. (literally) A spoon user; one who scoops
  2. (figuratively) A lush, who consumes drinks 'by the spoonful'