wood ibis

noun

Definition of wood ibis

  1. 1 :  a large wading bird (Mycteria americana) of the family Ciconiidae that frequents wooded swamps of South and Central America and the southern U.S., has the bill heavy at the base and the head and upper neck naked in the adult, and is white with tail and primaries black

  2. 2 :  any of various Old World birds of the genus Ibis —called also wood stork

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