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os·trich

 (ŏs′trĭch, ôs′-)
n. pl. ostrich or os·trich·es
1.
a. Either of two large, swift-running flightless birds (Struthio camelus or S. molybdophanes) of Africa, characterized by a long bare neck, small head, and two-toed feet. Ostriches are the largest living birds.
b. A rhea.
2. One who tries to avoid disagreeable situations by refusing to face them.

[Middle English, from Old French ostrusce, ostrice and Medieval Latin ostrica, both from Vulgar Latin *avis strūthiō : Latin avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots + Late Latin strūthiō, ostrich; see struthious.]
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ostrich

(ˈɒstrɪtʃ)
n, pl -triches or -trich
1. (Animals) a fast-running flightless African bird, Struthio camelus, that is the largest living bird, with stout two-toed feet and dark feathers, except on the naked head, neck, and legs: order Struthioniformes. See ratite
2. (Animals) American ostrich another name for rhea
3. a person who refuses to recognize the truth, reality, etc: a reference to the ostrich's supposed habit of burying its head in the sand
[C13: from Old French ostrice, from Latin avis bird + Late Latin struthio ostrich, from Greek strouthion]
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os•trich

art at otoplasty
(ˈɔ strɪtʃ, ˈɒs trɪtʃ)

n.
1. a two-toed, swift-footed, flightless bird, Struthio camelus, orig. of Africa and SW Asia: the largest of living birds.
2. a person who attempts to ignore unpleasant facts or situations.
[1175–1225; Middle English ostrice, ostriche < Old French ostrusce (compare French autruche) < Vulgar Latin *avistrūthius, for Latin avis bird + Late Latin strūthiō < Late Greek strouthíōn]
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os·trich

(ŏs′trĭch)
A very large African bird having a small head, a long neck, and long, strong legs. Ostriches cannot fly but can run very fast, and are the largest living species of bird.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ostrich - a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)ostrich - a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.ostrich - fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feetostrich - fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird
flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird - flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds
genus Struthio, Struthio - type genus of the Struthionidae: African ostriches
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ostrich

noun
Related words
adjective struthious
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Translations
نَعَامَةٌنَعامَه، ظَليم
щраус
pštros
struds
strutsi
noj
strucc
burung unta
strútur
ダチョウ
타조
strutis
strauss
struţ
pštros
noj
struts
mbuni
นกกระจอกเทศ
страус
đà điểu

ostrich

[ˈɒstrɪtʃ] N (ostriches or ostrich (pl)) → avestruz m
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ostrich

[ˈɒstrɪtʃ] nautruche f ostrich eggostrich egg nœuf m d'autruche
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ostrich

nStrauß m; ostrich policyVogel-Strauß-Politik f
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ostrich

[ˈɒstrɪtʃ] nstruzzo
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ostrich

(ˈostritʃ) noun
a type of large bird which cannot fly.
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ostrich

نَعَامَةٌ pštros struds Strauß στρουθοκάμηλος avestruz strutsi autruche noj struzzo ダチョウ 타조 struisvogel struts struś avestruz страус struts นกกระจอกเทศ devekuşu đà điểu 鸵鸟
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