from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of ibises, or a section of the genus Ibis, based on the sacred ibis of Egypt, commonly called Ibis religiosa, but named T. æthiopicus by Gray, who restricted Ibis itself to certain American forms (after Moehring, 1752).

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  • noun type genus of the Threskiornithidae


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