ornis

[ awr-nis ]
/ ˈɔr nɪs /

noun, plural or·ni·thes [awr-nahy-theez]. /ɔrˈnaɪ θiz/.

an avifauna.

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Origin of ornis

1860–65; <German <Greek órnīs bird; akin to Old English earn eagle (see erne), German Aar
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British Dictionary definitions for ornis

ornis
/ (ˈɔːnɪs) /

noun

a less common word for avifauna

Word Origin for ornis

C19: from Greek: bird
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