n pl , -triches, -trich
1 a fast-running flightless African bird, Struthio camelus, that is the largest living bird, with stout two-toed feet and dark feathers, except on the naked head, neck, and legs: order Struthioniformes (see ratite)
Related adj →
American ostrich another name for →
3 a person who refuses to recognize the truth, reality, etc.: a reference to the ostrich's supposed habit of burying its head in the sand
(C13: from Old French ostrice, from Latin avis bird + Late Latin struthio ostrich, from Greek strouthion)
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