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A large, short-legged ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) native to Africa and the Middle East, having predominantly white plumage and a black, naked head and neck.
[From the veneration of this ibis by the ancient Egyptians.]
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an African ibis, Threskiornis aethiopica, having a black head: venerated by the ancient Egyptians.
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