Recent Examples of ibis from the Web
For instance, the god of writing, Thoth, was sometimes shown with the body of a man and head of an ibis.
Associating dogs and ibises with deities, Egyptians elicited scorn from neighboring Jewish and Roman authorities.
The Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday exhibit opens on Nov. 11, giving visitors a chilly tour through a water's edge scene filled with anacondas, scarlet ibis, a Chinese alligator, birds, fish and lizards.
Swans, ducks and ibis patrol the water and shoreline.
Rhoades told me a relatively rare bird, an ibis, was spotted there once and drew dozens of birders to the trail to look for it again.
Insects lay eggs in the carcasses, creating food for mongooses and ibis.
Two small islands off the Milford and Westbrook shores have been closed to the public to protect nesting birds that include snowy and great egrets, glossy ibis and little blue herons, state environmental officials announced Thursday.
The area hosts a large necropolis for thousands of mummified ibis and baboon birds as well as other animals.
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Origin and Etymology of ibis
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of ibis for English Language Learners
: a tall bird that has long legs and a long bill that curves downward
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