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ostrich

noun [C] uk   /ˈɒs.trɪtʃ/  us   /ˈɑː.strɪtʃ/

ostrich noun [C] (BIRD)

a very large bird from Africa that cannot fly: The ostrich is the fastest animal on two legs.

ostrich noun [C] (PERSON)

informal someone who says that a problem does not exist, because they do not want to deal with it: If you're an ostrich about your debts, you're only going to make matters worse.
Translations of “ostrich”
in Arabic نَعامة…
in Korean 타조…
in Malaysian burung unta…
in French autruche…
in Turkish devekuşu…
in Italian struzzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鳥, 鴕鳥…
in Russian страус…
in Polish struś…
in Vietnamese đà điều châu Phi…
in Spanish avestruz…
in Portuguese avestruz…
in Thai นกกระจอกเทศ…
in German der Strauß…
in Catalan estruç…
in Japanese ダチョウ…
in Indonesian burung unta…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸟, 鸵鸟…
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