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Noun: ostrich  ós-trich or ós-trij
  1. Fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird
    - Struthio camelus
  2. Meat from ostrich
  3. 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)

Derived forms: ostriches

Type of: flightless bird, individual, mortal, person, ratite, ratite bird, somebody, someone, soul

Part of: genus Struthio, Struthio

Encyclopedia: Ostrich