Definition of "ibis" [i•bis]
- (noun) Any of various storklike wading birds of the family Threskiornithidae of temperate and tropical regions, having a long, slender, downward-curving bill.
- (noun) The wood ibis.
- (noun) any of various wading birds of the family Threskiornithidae, such as Threskiornis aethiopica (sacred ibis), that occur in warm regions and have a long thin down-curved bill: order Ciconiiformes (herons, storks, etc)
Use "ibis" in a sentence
- "The ibis is a bird that was found so useful in destroying locusts and serpents in Egypt, that in olden times it was made a capital crime for any one to destroy it."
- "The ibis is a natural enemy of snakes, and so they scattered the snakes, and the army was safe."
- "The LXX. and Vulgate render this word by "ibis", i.e., the"