ostrich

Definitions of ostrich
  1. noun
    fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird
    synonyms: Struthio camelus
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    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
  2. noun
    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)
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