Definition of rara avis in English:

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rara avis

Pronunciation: /ˌrɛːrə ˈeɪvɪs/
Pronunciation: /ˌrɑːrə ˈavɪs/

noun (plural rarae aves /-riː/ /-viːz/)

Another term for rare bird.
Example sentences
  • Pull it all together and you will have a rara avis to add zest to your party.
  • Heller is both a poet and critic, that well-plumed rara avis who flies effortlessly between poetry and criticism and adroitly links their dual legacies.
  • The author of some noteworthy ones, George Caleb Bingham, was himself a rara avis: a professional painter who was also a political candidate.
Synonyms
rarity, rare person/thing, rare bird, wonder, marvel, nonpareil, nonesuch, one of a kind, find;
anomaly, curiosity, oddity, aberration, freak
British informal one-off, oner

Origin

Latin.

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