struthious

[ stroo-thee-uh s ]
/ ˈstru θi əs /
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adjective

resembling or related to the ostriches or other ratite birds.

Nearby words

  1. strung-out,
  2. strunt,
  3. strut,
  4. strut one's stuff,
  5. struthers,
  6. strutting,
  7. struttingly,
  8. struve,
  9. struwwelpeter,
  10. strychnia

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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Word Origin and History for struthious

struthious

adj.

"of the ostrich," 1773, from Latin struthio "ostrich," from Greek strouthion (see ostrich).

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