Struthio

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Struthio type genus of the Struthionidae: African ostriches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Struthio (Zoöl) A genus of birds including the African ostriches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n struthio The only genus of Struthionidæ, having but two toes, and so many other important structural characters that in some systems it is made the sole representative of an order Struthiones. S. camelus, the African ostrich, is the only established species; there are nominally two others, S. australis of South Africa, and S. molybdophanes of Somali-land. The genus formerly included some other struthious birds, as the American ostriches, now called Rhea. See cut under ostrich.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Struthio strōō′thi-ō the sole genus of Struthionidæ, the African ostriches
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., an ostrich, fr. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. strouthiōn, an ostrich.

Usage

In literature:

On the fine plains of turf we saw many ostriches (Struthio rhea).
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
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