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Meaning of ibis

i•bis

Pronunciation: (ī'bis), [key]
— pl. i•bis•es, i•bis.
  1. any of several large wading birds of the family Threskiornithidae, of warm temperate and tropical regions, related to the herons and storks, and characterized by a long, thin, downward-curved bill. Cf. sacred ibis.
  2. any of certain similar birds belonging to the stork family Ciconiidae, esp. the wood stork, Mycteria americana.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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