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ibis Syllabification: i·bis
Pronunciation: /ˈībis/

Definition of ibis in English:

noun (plural ibises)

A large wading bird with a long down-curved bill, long neck, and long legs.
  • Family Threskiornithidae: several genera and species, including the sacred ibis and white ibis
Example sentences
  • Inland species may associate with herons, egrets, storks, ibises, and spoonbills.
  • The couple collected breeds of birds from every continent, including pheasants, herons, ibis, kestrels and buzzards.
  • Lismore Lake provides a variety of habitat for swamp hen, ibis, egrets, and herons as well as many small waders.


Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek.

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