Stru`thi*o"nes (?), n. pl. [NL. See Struthio.] Zool. (a)

A division, or order, of birds, including only the African ostriches.

(b)

In a wider sense, an extensive group of birds including the ostriches, cassowaries, emus, moas, and allied birds incapable of flight. In this sense it is equivalent to Ratitae, or Dromaeognathae.

 

© Webster 1913.

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