A fossil gull-like fish-eating bird of the Upper Cretaceous period, with large toothed jaws.
- Genus Ichthyornis, order Ichthyornithiformes
More example sentences
- At 2 feet long, Ichthyornis was about the same size (and shape) as a modern gull.
- Unlike its contemporary Hesperornis, Ichthyornis could probably fly and had long wings.
modern Latin, from ichthyo- + Greek ornis 'bird'.
Definition of ichthyornis in:
- The US English dictionary