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Saturday, April 23, 2005

Definitions for rara avis

  1. A rare or unique person or thing.

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Citations for rara avis
He was, after all, that rara avis, a Jewish Catholic priest with a wife and children. Jeremy Sams, Independent
"First of all," Arthur said, "Jack is that rara avis among Ivy League radicals, a birthright member of the proletariat." Charles McCarry, Lucky Bastard
Origin of rara avis
1600-1610
Rara avis is Latin for "rare bird."
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