ostrich
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɒs.tɹɪt͡ʃ/, /ˈɒs.tɹɪd͡ʒ/; enPR ŏs'trĭch
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɔs.tɹɪt͡ʃ/, /ˈɑs.tɹɪt͡ʃ/, /ˈɔs.tɹɪd͡ʒ/, /ˈɑs.tɹɪd͡ʒ/; enPR ôs'trĭch
Noun

ostrich (plural ostriches)

  1. A large flightless bird (Struthio camelus) native to Africa.
  2. (figurative) One who buries one's head in the sand instead of acknowledging problems
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