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struthious

[ stroo-thee-uhs ]
/ ˈstru θi əs /
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adjective
resembling or related to the ostriches or other ratite birds.
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Origin of struthious

1765–75; <Late Latin strūthi(ō) ostrich (<Late Greek strouthíōn, derivative of Greek strouthós sparrow, bird; compare strouthòs ho mégas ostrich, literally, the big bird) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for struthious

struthious
/ (ˈstruːθɪəs) /

adjective
(of birds) related to or resembling the ostrich
of, relating to, or designating all flightless (ratite) birds

Word Origin for struthious

C18: from Late Latin strūthiō, from Greek strouthiōn, from strouthos an ostrich
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