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Definition of Ostrich

Ostrich

  1. A large bird of the genus Struthio, of which Struthio camelus of Africa is the best known species. It has long and very strong legs, adapted for rapid running; only two toes; a long neck, nearly bare of feathers; and short wings incapable of flight. The adult male is about eight feet high.

Ostrich Quotations

I have a very ostrich mentality. I feel like I have my head in the sand so no one can see me.
Lupita Nyong'o

We women continue to swallow this line that it's unladylike or even proof of being a lesbian if you wear flat shoes like Doc Martens. I'm prepared to put up with that accusation, because at least my feet aren't killing me and I don't look like a bandy ostrich.
Jo Brand

A writer may tell me that he thinks man will ultimately become an ostrich. I cannot properly contradict him.
Thomas Malthus

I shook Obama's hand and I said, 'I want to be your friend.' My hand is still outstretched. I am not Obama's enemy, but it's difficult not see imperialism in Washington. Those who don't see it don't want to see it, like the ostrich.
Hugo Chavez

He behaved like an ostrich and put his head in the sand, thereby exposing his thinking parts.
George Carman
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Ostrich Translations

ostrich in Afrikaans is volstruis
ostrich in Dutch is struisvogel, struis
ostrich in French is autruche
ostrich in Hungarian is strucc
ostrich in Italian is struzzo
ostrich in Portuguese is avestruz
ostrich in Spanish is avestruz
ostrich in Swedish is struts