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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several large, mainly white wading birds of the subfamily Mycteriinae, related to and resembling the storks, especially the New World species Mycteria americana, which inhabits wooded areas of tropical and subtropical America. Also called flinthead, wood stork.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of several species of large, long-legged, wading birds belonging to the genus Tantalus. The head and neck are naked or scantily covered with feathers. The American wood ibis (Tantalus loculator) is common in Florida.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large grallatorial bird of the stork kind, Tantalus (or Tantalops) loculator, which abounds in the wooded swamps and bayous of southerly regions of the United States; hence, any stork of the subfamily Tantalin├Ž; a wood-stork.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an American stork that resembles the true ibises in having a downward-curved bill; inhabits wooded swamps of New World tropics
  • n. any of several Old World birds of the genus Ibis

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