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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Ciconiidae — certain tropical storks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of birds including certain of the wood ibises, including the endangered Mycteria americana; it is sometimes assigned to a subfamily Mycteriinae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of storks, of the family Ciconiidæ and the subfamily Ciconiinæ, having the head and neck mostly bare of feathers, and the bill enormously large and recurved, M. americana is the jabiru. Certain Old World storks are sometimes included in Mycteria, sometimes called Xenorhynchus and Ephippiorhynchus. See cut under jabiru.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a genus of storks of the family Ciconiidae now including only the American wood ibis
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