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ornis

[awr-nis] /ˈɔr nɪs/
noun, plural ornithes
[awr-nahy-theez] /ɔrˈnaɪ θiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
an avifauna.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < German < Greek órnīs bird; akin to Old English earn eagle (see erne), German Aar
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British Dictionary definitions for ornis

ornis

/ˈɔːnɪs/
noun
1.
a less common word for avifauna
Word Origin
C19: from Greek: bird
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