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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sa′cred i′bis(n.)

  1. an African ibis, Threskiornis aethiopica, having a black head: venerated by the ancient Egyptians.

    Category: Ornithology

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sacred ibis, Threskiornis aethiopica(noun)

    African ibis venerated by ancient Egyptians


  1. sacred ibis(Noun)

    A species of wading bird of the ibis family, Threskiornithidae, which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa, SE Iraq and formerly in Egypt, where it was venerated and often mummified as a symbol of the god Thoth; Threskiornis aethiopicus.


  1. African sacred ibis

    The African sacred ibis is a species of ibis. Its sister species is the Australian white ibis.


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