Struthio

noun Stru·thio \ˈstrüthē(ˌ)ō, -üth-\

Definition of Struthio

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Struthionidae) of birds comprising the African ostriches

struthioid

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of struthio

New Latin Struthion-, Struthio, from Late Latin, ostrich, irregular from Greek strouthos ostrich, sparrow; perhaps akin to Old English thrysce thrush — more at thrush


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