Definition of Family struthionidae
1. Noun. Tall terrestrial birds: ostriches.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Order Struthioniformes, Struthioniformes
Member holonyms: Genus Struthio, Struthio
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Struthionidae
Literary usage of Family struthionidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art by Canadian Institute (1849-1914). (1863)
"This evening I have to offer a note on the family Struthionidae—the Ostrich ... of the family Struthionidae and the sub-families of which it is made up, ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"... and the family Struthionidae. The Struthioniformes is an "order" in Dr. Sharpe's systematic arrangement of the class, an arrangement he clearly sets ..."
3. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"Three South American birds of the same family (Struthionidae), but of the genus Rhea, are popularly known as the American ostrich, and are very closely ..."
4. A Supplement to the Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and by John Ogilvie (1855)
"The English name of a genus (Otis) of land-birds, belonging to the family Struthionidae BUTCH'ER'S-BROOM. [add.] See Rosens. BUTCH'ER'S-MEAT. ..."