wood ibis


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wood ibis

wood ibis

n
(Animals) any of several storks having a downward-curved bill, esp Mycteria americana of America and Ibis ibis of Africa. Also called: flinthead

wood′ stork`


n.
a large white stork, Mycteria americana, inhabiting warmer parts of the New World, with a naked head and neck and black flight feathers.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wood ibis - any of several Old World birds of the genus Ibiswood ibis - any of several Old World birds of the genus Ibis
ibis - wading birds of warm regions having long slender down-curved bills
genus Ibis - ibises
2.wood ibis - an American stork that resembles the true ibises in having a downward-curved billwood ibis - an American stork that resembles the true ibises in having a downward-curved bill; inhabits wooded swamps of New World tropics
stork - large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage
genus Mycteria, Mycteria - a genus of storks of the family Ciconiidae now including only the American wood ibis