sacred ibis


sacred ibis
A species of wading bird of the ibis family, Threskiornithidae, which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa, SE Iraq and formerly in Egypt, where it was venerated and often mummified as a symbol of the god Thoth; Threskiornis aethiopicus.

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  • Sacred ibis — Sacred Sa cred, a. [Originally p. p. of OE. sacren to consecrate, F. sacrer, fr. L. sacrare, fr. sacer sacred, holy, cursed. Cf. {Consecrate}, {Execrate}, {Saint}, {Sexton}.] 1. Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sacred Ibis — Taxobox name = Sacred Ibis status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Ciconiiformes familia = Threskiornithidae genus = Threskiornis species = T. aethiopicus binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • sacred ibis — šventasis ibis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Threskiornis aethiopicus angl. sacred ibis vok. Heiliger Ibis, m rus. священный ибис, m pranc. ibis sacré, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji ibiai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Sacred Ibis — šventasis ibisas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Threskiornis aethiopicus angl. Sacred Ibis vok. Heiliger Ibis …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • sacred ibis — an African ibis, Threskiornis aethiopica, having a black, naked head and neck and white and black plumage, venerated by the ancient Egyptians. See illus. under ibis. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • sacred ibis — /seɪkrəd ˈaɪbəs/ (say saykruhd uybuhs) noun 1. a black and white ibis, Threskiornis aethiopicus, especially the subspecies T. a. aethiopicus, venerated by the ancient Egyptians; now found throughout sub Saharan Africa, and south eastern Iraq. 2.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sacred ibis — noun African ibis venerated by ancient Egyptians • Syn: ↑Threskiornis aethiopica • Hypernyms: ↑ibis • Member Holonyms: ↑Threskiornis, ↑genus Threskiornis …   Useful english dictionary

  • sacred ibis — noun a mainly white ibis with a bare black head and neck, venerated by the ancient Egyptians. [Threskiornis aethiopicus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • sacred ibis — sa′cred i′bis n. orn an African ibis, Threskiornis aethiopica, having a black head: venerated by the ancient Egyptians …   From formal English to slang

  • Réunion Sacred Ibis — Conservation status Extinct (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia