- Any of various large, long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, which also includes the ibises, that have a large, flat, spatulate bill.
- A species of fish, Polyodon Spathula, native to the Mississippi/Missouri river basin.
Etymology: From spoon + bill, owing to the shape of the animals' heads.
- Dutch: lepelaar
- Italian: spatola
- Spanish: espí¡tula
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