Definition of rara avis in English:
noun (plural rarae aves /-riː, -viːz/)
Another term for rare bird.
- 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.
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