white ibis

noun

Definition of white ibis

1 : an ibis (Eudocimus albus) of tropical America and the southern U.S. having white plumage with the wings tipped with black
2 : an Asiatic ibis (Threskiornis melanocephala) having the plumage chiefly white and the bare skin of head and neck blue-black

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“White ibis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20ibis. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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