or·​nith·​ic ȯr-ˈni-thik How to pronounce ornithic (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of birds

Word History


Greek ornithikos, from ornith-, ornis

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ornithic was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Ornithic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ornithic. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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