struthious

struthious

[stroo-thee-uhs]
adjective
resembling or related to the ostriches or other ratite birds.

Origin:
1765–75; < Late Latin strūthi(ō) ostrich (< Late Greek strouthíōn, derivative of Greek strouthós sparrow, bird; compare strouthòs ho mégas ostrich, literally, the big bird) + -ous

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struthious (ˈstruːθɪəs)
 
adj
1.  (of birds) related to or resembling the ostrich
2.  of, relating to, or designating all flightless (ratite) birds
 
[C18: from Late Latin strūthiō, from Greek strouthiōn, from strouthos an ostrich]

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struthious
"of the ostrich," 1773, from L. struthio "ostrich," from Gk. strouthion (see ostrich).
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