Definition of Struthio camelus
1. Noun. Fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird.
Generic synonyms: Flightless Bird, Ratite, Ratite Bird
Group relationships: Genus Struthio, Struthio
Lexicographical Neighbors of Struthio Camelus
Literary usage of Struthio camelus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ostriches and Ostrich Farming by Julius de Mosenthal, James Edmund Harting (1877)
"Struthio camelus,1 LINN^US. The ostrich — Brief description of old and young — Its antiquity as a species — The ostrich in Scripture and in history ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"Several years since I wrote out a brief account of Struthio camelus, with the intention of setting forth the various views entertained by avian ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"OSTRICH, a great African running-bird (Struthio camelus). ... prevailing opinion at present — have distinguished three: Struthio camelus of northern Africa, ..."