ornis

[awr-nis]

Origin of ornis

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

noun
  1. a less common word for avifauna

Word Origin for ornis

C19: from Greek: bird
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