/ɪkθiˈɔnəs/ (say ikthee'awnuhs)

any of an extinct genus of birds, Ichthyornis, stout, gull-like shorebirds with toothed bills, and with vertebrae resembling those of fishes.
{New Latin, from Greek ichthy- ichthy(o)- + ornis bird}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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