wood ibis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wood ibis an American stork that resembles the true ibises in having a downward-curved bill; inhabits wooded swamps of New World tropics
    • n wood ibis any of several Old World birds of the genus Ibis
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wood ibis (Zoöl) any one of several species of large, long-legged, wading birds belonging to the genus Tantalus. The head and neck are naked or scantily covered with feathers. The American wood ibis (Tantalus loculator) is common in Florida.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

But Oswald had seen a kingfisher by the wood, and he said it was an ibis, so this was even.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
Here I have a white heron and a wood-ibis.
"Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873." by Various
The body of a Wood Ibis {209} is about the size of a Turkey hen.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
But Oswald had seen a kingfisher by the wood, and he said it was an ibis, so this was even.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
Among the trees the wood-ibis stole; without on the placid glass of the stream the eared grebe floated.
"The Slayer Of souls" by Robert Chambers
***