ornis

noun
or·​nis | \ ˈȯrnə̇s, ˈȯ(ə)n- \
plural ornithes\ ȯ(r)ˈnī(ˌ)thēz \

Definition of ornis

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the birdlife of a region : avifauna
\ " \
plural -ornithes\ ˌȯ(r)ˈnī(ˌ)thēz \

Definition of -ornis (Entry 2 of 2)

: bird Heliornis Archaeornithes

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History and Etymology for ornis

Noun

German, from Greek, bird

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek ornis

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“Ornis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ornis. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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