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  • Struthious — Stru thi*ous, a. [L. struthius, strutheus.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Struthiones, or Ostrich tribe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • struthious — (adj.) of the ostrich, 1773, from L. struthio ostrich, from Gk. strouthion (see OSTRICH (Cf. ostrich)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • struthious — [stro͞o′thē əs] adj. [< L struthio (< Gr strouthion, sparrow, ostrich) + OUS] designating or of an ostrich or ostrichlike bird …   English World dictionary

  • struthious — adjective Etymology: Late Latin struthio ostrich, irregular from Greek strouthos Date: 1773 of or relating to the ostriches and related birds …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • struthious — /strooh thee euhs/, adj. resembling or related to the ostriches or other ratite birds. [1765 75; < LL struthi(o) ostrich ( < LGk strouthíon, deriv. of Gk strouthós sparrow, bird; Compare strouthòs ho mégas ostrich, lit., the big bird) + OUS] * *… …   Universalium

  • struthious — adjective like an ostrich or other ratite …   Wiktionary

  • struthious — adj. of or pertaining to flightless birds; of or pertaining to ostriches or similar birds; resembling an ostrich …   English contemporary dictionary

  • struthious — stru·thi·ous …   English syllables

  • struthious — stru•thi•ous [[t]ˈstru θi əs[/t]] adj. orn resembling or related to the ostriches or other ratite birds • Etymology: 1765–75; < LL strūthi(ō) ostrich < LGk strouthíōn, der. of Gk strouthós sparrow, bird …   From formal English to slang

  • struthious — Like an ostrich …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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