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Definition 1: fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for ostrich in the sense of this definition

(ostrich is a kind of ...) flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds

(... is a member of ostrich) type genus of the Struthionidae: African ostriches

Definition 2: a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand) - [noun denoting person]

(ostrich is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

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