Definition of ostrich
What does the word ostrich mean?
part of speech: noun
Large swift-running African& Arabian bird with wing& tail feathers valued as ornaments, swallowing hard substances to assist working of gizzard, & reputed to bury its head in sand when pursued in the belief that it cannot be seen (has the digestion of an o.; o. policy, belief. &c., depending on self-delusion); o.-farm, breeding oo. for feathers; o.-plume, feather, or bunched feathers, of o.; o.-tip, tip of o.-feather. [old French]