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ibis

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noun \ˈī-bəs\

Simple Definition of ibis

  • : a tall bird that has long legs and a long bill that curves downward

Full Definition of ibis

plural ibis or ibis·es

  1. :  any of various chiefly tropical or subtropical wading birds (family Threskiornithidae) related to the herons but distinguished by a long slender downwardly curved bill

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Origin of ibis

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek, from Egyptian hbw


First Known Use: 14th century


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ibis

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noun \ˈī-bəs\

Definition of ibis

plural ibis or ibis·es

  1. :  a tall bird related to the herons with long legs and a slender bill that curves down




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