plural noun

: a family of ratite birds (order Struthioniformes) comprising the African ostriches or made coextensive with the order or in former classifications including also the rheas and various other ratite birds

Word History


New Latin, from Struthion-, Struthio, type genus + -idae

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“Struthionidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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