Guara alba
Ibis I"bis, n. [L. ibis, Gr. ?; of Egyptian origin.] (Zo["o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Ibis} and several allied genera, of the family {Ibid[ae]}, inhabiting both the Old World and the New. Numerous species are known. They are large, wading birds, having a long, curved beak, and feed largely on reptiles. [1913 Webster]

Note: The sacred ibis of the ancient Egyptians ({Ibis [AE]thiopica}) has the head and neck black, without feathers. The plumage of the body and wings is white, except the tertiaries, which are lengthened and form a dark purple plume. In ancient times this bird was extensively domesticated in Egypt, but it is now seldom seen so far north. The glossy ibis ({Plegadis autumnalis}), which is widely distributed both in the Old World and the New, has the head and neck feathered, except between the eyes and bill; the scarlet ibis ({Guara rubra}) and the white ibis ({Guara alba}) inhabit the West Indies and South America, and are rarely found in the United States. The wood ibis ({Tantalus loculator}) of America belongs to the Stork family ({Ciconid[ae]}). See {Wood ibis}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Guara alba — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guara rubra — Ibis I bis, n. [L. ibis, Gr. ?; of Egyptian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Ibis} and several allied genera, of the family {Ibid[ae]}, inhabiting both the Old World and the New. Numerous species are known. They are large, wading birds …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Populus alba — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abies alba —   Abeto común …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ciconidae — Ibis I bis, n. [L. ibis, Gr. ?; of Egyptian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Ibis} and several allied genera, of the family {Ibid[ae]}, inhabiting both the Old World and the New. Numerous species are known. They are large, wading birds …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ibis — I bis, n. [L. ibis, Gr. ?; of Egyptian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Ibis} and several allied genera, of the family {Ibid[ae]}, inhabiting both the Old World and the New. Numerous species are known. They are large, wading birds,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ibis AEthiopica — Ibis I bis, n. [L. ibis, Gr. ?; of Egyptian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Ibis} and several allied genera, of the family {Ibid[ae]}, inhabiting both the Old World and the New. Numerous species are known. They are large, wading birds …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plegadis autumnalis — Ibis I bis, n. [L. ibis, Gr. ?; of Egyptian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Ibis} and several allied genera, of the family {Ibid[ae]}, inhabiting both the Old World and the New. Numerous species are known. They are large, wading birds …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tantalus loculator — Ibis I bis, n. [L. ibis, Gr. ?; of Egyptian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Ibis} and several allied genera, of the family {Ibid[ae]}, inhabiting both the Old World and the New. Numerous species are known. They are large, wading birds …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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