Definition of 'ostrich'
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The train had the odd little ostrich feather dotted around. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My beautifully framed and glazed pink ostrich feather fan? STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)The closest we got was farmed ostrich and wild boar. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It has helped support projects from smart watches to ostrich feather pillows and helps the enterprising to succeed. The Sun (2014)They want customised hardware and rare skins, such as ostrich or crocodile. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In those days, ostrich plumes were the thing. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)You don't know how you have managed so long without one in peach ostrich skin. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At Eton, he filled his room with ostrich feathers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Visit the Gala Dalí castle museum or an ostrich farm en route. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Or would Sir prefer rabbit pelt, ostrich or crocodile options with accents of deepest ochre? Times, Sunday Times (2015)If you're going to wear a ton of ostrich feathers, do it like you mean it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The men get away with a bit of naked jumping round but, for women, it is full frontal except for a few fluttering ostrich feathers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'ostrich'
British English: ostrich /ˈɒstrɪtʃ/ NOUN
An ostrich is a very large, long-necked African bird that cannot fly.
- American English: ostrich
- Arabic: نَعَامَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: avestruz
- Chinese: 鸵鸟
- Croatian: noj
- Czech: pštros
- Danish: struds
- Dutch: struisvogel
- European Spanish: avestruz
- Finnish: strutsi
- French: autruche
- German: Strauß Vogel
- Greek: στρουθοκάμηλος
- Italian: struzzo
- Japanese: ダチョウ
- Korean: 타조
- Norwegian: struts
- Polish: struś
- European Portuguese: avestruz
- Romanian: struț
- Russian: страус
- Spanish: avestruz
- Swedish: struts
- Thai: นกกระจอกเทศ
- Turkish: devekuşu
- Ukrainian: страус
- Vietnamese: đà điểu
Definition of ostrich from the Collins English Dictionary
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