Sacred-ibis meaning

A large, short-legged ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) native to Africa and the Middle East, having predominantly white plumage and a black, naked head and neck.
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Threskiornis aethiopicus, a species of wading bird of the ibis family, Threskiornithidae, which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa, SE Iraq and formerly in Egypt, where it was venerated and often mummified as a symbol of the god Thoth; .
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Origin of sacred-ibis

  • From the veneration of this ibis by the ancient Egyptians

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition