Definition of ichthyornis in English:

ichthyornis

Line breaks: ich¦thy|or¦nis
Pronunciation: /ˌɪkθɪˈɔːnɪs
 
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noun

  • 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.

Origin

modern Latin, from ichthyo- + Greek ornis 'bird'.

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