sacred ibis


noun

an African ibis, Threskiornis aethiopica, having a black, naked head and neck and white and black plumage, venerated by the ancient Egyptians.

Nearby words

  1. sacred baboon,
  2. sacred bamboo,
  3. sacred college,
  4. sacred cow,
  5. sacred heart,
  6. sacred lotus,
  7. sacred monster,
  8. sacred mushroom,
  9. sacred nine,
  10. sacred order

Origin of sacred ibis

First recorded in 1830–40

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