ostrichlike
adjective see ostrich

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ostrichlike — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : marked or characterized by self delusion into a sense of security by deliberately refraining from seeing or understanding our assumptions as to the sources of the criticism have been … based upon wishful or ostrichlike… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ostrichlike — adjective Resembling an ostrich or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • ostrich — ostrichlike, adj. /aw strich, os trich/, n. 1. a large, two toed, swift footed flightless bird, Struthio camelus, indigenous to Africa and Arabia, domesticated for its plumage: the largest of living birds. 2. (not used scientifically) a rhea. 3.… …   Universalium

  • Ornithomimus — ▪ dinosaur genus  ostrichlike dinosaurs (dinosaur) found as fossils in Mongolian, European, and North American deposits dating from 65 million to 125 million years ago (Early and Late Cretaceous Periods).       Ornithomimus was about 3.5 metres… …   Universalium

  • os|trich — «AWS trihch, OS », noun, adjective. –n. 1. a large bird of Africa that can run fast but cannot fly. Ostriches have two toes and are the largest of existing birds. They have large feathers or plumes which were much used as ornaments. In former… …   Useful english dictionary

  • AEpyornis — Epiornis Ep i*or nis, n. [NL.: cf. F. [ e]piornis. See {[AE]pyornis}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the gigantic ostrichlike birds of the genus {[AE]piornis}, only recently extinct. Its remains have been found in Madagascar. [Written also {[AE]pyornis}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • American ostrich — Rhea Rhe a, n. [L., a proper name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike birds of the genera {Rhea} and {Pterocnemia}. Called also the {American ostrich}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common rhea, or nandou ({Rhea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Casuaridae — n. a natural family of large ostrichlike birds; the cassowaries. Syn: family {Casuaridae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deinornis — Dinornis Di*nor nis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? terrible + ? bird.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See {Moa}. [Written also {Deinornis}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dinornis — Di*nor nis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? terrible + ? bird.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See {Moa}. [Written also {Deinornis}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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