ostrich

Definition of ostrich

os´trich   Pronunciation: ǒs´trich
n.1.(Zool.) A large bird of the genus Struthio, of which Struthio camelus of Africa is the best known species. It has long and very strong legs, adapted for rapid running; only two toes; a long neck, nearly bare of feathers; and short wings incapable of flight. The adult male is about eight feet high.
Ostrich farm
a farm on which ostriches are bred for the sake of their feathers, oil, eggs, etc.
Ostrich farming
the occupation of breeding ostriches for the sake of their feathers, etc.
Ostrich fern
(Bot.) a kind of fern (Onoclea Struthiopteris), the tall fronds of which grow in a circle from the rootstock. It is found in alluvial soil in Europe and North America.

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