Rara-avis meaning

râr'ə ā'vĭs
An unusual or extraordinary person or thing; rarity.
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A rare or unique person or thing.

That Parsons girl is quite the rara avis if you ask me.

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A rare or unique person or thing.
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Origin of rara-avis

  • Latin rāra avis rāra feminine of rārus rare avis bird
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Juvenal's Satires (6.165): Rara avis in terris nigroque simillima cycno ("a bird as rare upon the earth as a black swan").
    From Wiktionary
  • Latin rāra avis (“rare bird"), plural rarae aves
    From Wiktionary