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Meaning of ostrich

os•trich

Pronunciation: (ô'strich, os'trich), [key]
— n.
  1. a large, two-toed, swift-footed flightless bird, Struthio camelus, indigenous to Africa and Arabia, domesticated for its plumage: the largest of living birds.
  2. (not used scientifically) a rhea.
  3. a person who attempts to ignore unpleasant facts or situations.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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