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platypus in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplatypusplat‧y‧pus /ˈplætəpəs/ noun [countable]  HBAa small furry Australian animal that has a beak and feet like a duck, lays eggs, and produces milk for its young
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platypusThe only other type of mammal to employ chemical warfare is the duck-billed platypus.The male of the duck-billed platypus has sharp poison-spurs on its hind legs.The duck-billed platypus is an even more astonishing animal.One must remember, too, that Patrick Barrington's literary platypus was herself employed in the Foreign Office!The male platypus possesses on its hind legs a large, reversible spur.The mystery with the platypus venom is why it evolved.The platypus, along with its cousins the echidnas, is an egg-laying mammal yet suckles its young on milk!