any of several large wading birds of the family Threskiornithidae, of warm temperate and tropical regions, related to the herons and storks, and characterized by a long, thin, downward-curved bill.: Compare sacred ibis.
any of certain similar birds belonging to the stork family Ciconiidae, especially the wood stork, Mycteria americana.
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How to use ibis in a sentence
For the ibis, I used old automobile license plates to sculpt the form.Finding these artful animals around Capitol Hill is as easy as ABC | Fritz Hahn | July 22, 2021 | Washington Post
In addition to two tigers there is the elephant, the dog, the bear, an ibis.
We saw plenty of birds on our way; among them the white ibis, the white heron, the snake-bird, and vulture.In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
"Yes; these are mostly pictures of Egypt;" and the ibis led him to a long discourse on the Egyptian campaign.Napoleon's Young Neighbor | Helen Leah Reed
They also saw two species of ibis wading about in the marsh, and a gigantic water-hen almost as big as a turkey.Popular Adventure Tales | Mayne Reid
Were any one to kill a stork, he would be pursued like an Egyptian of old for killing an ibis, or for fricaseeing a cat.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
The glossy ibis is often called bronze curlew, but this is a bad misnomer, as they are in no way related to the curlew.Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast | Harry Thom Payne
British Dictionary definitions for ibis
any of various wading birds of the family Threskiornithidae, such as Threskiornis aethiopica (sacred ibis), that occur in warm regions and have a long thin down-curved bill: order Ciconiiformes (herons, storks, etc): Compare wood ibis
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