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struthious

[stroo-thee-uh s] /ˈstru θi əs/
adjective
1.
resembling or related to the ostriches or other ratite birds.
Origin
1765-1775
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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British Dictionary definitions for struthious

struthious

/ˈstruːθɪəs/
adjective
1.
(of birds) related to or resembling the ostrich
2.
of, relating to, or designating all flightless (ratite) birds
Word Origin
C18: from Late Latin strūthiō, from Greek strouthiōn, from strouthos an ostrich
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Word Origin and History for struthious
struthious
"of the ostrich," 1773, from L. struthio "ostrich," from Gk. strouthion (see ostrich).
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