wood ibis: Meaning and Definition of

wood' i"bis

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  1. any of several storks of the subfamily Mycteriinae, esp. Mycteria americana, of the warm parts of America, and Ibis ibis, of Africa, having chiefly white plumage and a featherless head and resembling the true ibises in having curved bills:is endangered. Also called M. Americana
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