ostrich

Definitions of ostrich
1

n fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird

Synonyms:
Struthio camelus
Type of:
flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird
flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds

n a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)

Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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