Ostrich vs Ostrichlike - What's the difference?

ostrich | ostrichlike |

As a noun ostrich

is a large flightless bird (struthio camelus ) native to africa.

As an adjective ostrichlike is

resembling or characteristic of an ostrich.




  • A large flightless bird (Struthio camelus ) native to Africa.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-26, author= Nick Miroff
  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=32, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Mexico gets a taste for eating insects […] , passage=The San Juan market is Mexico City's most famous deli of exotic meats, where an adventurous shopper can hunt down hard-to-find critters such as ostrich , wild boar and crocodile.}}

    See also

    * cassowary * emu * nandu * rhea



    Alternative forms

    * ostrich-like


    (en adjective)
  • Resembling or characteristic of an ostrich.
  • Ignoring an imminent threat or unpleasant reality; head-in-the-sand
  • * 2009 , Christopher Vasey, The Naturopathic Way (page vii)
  • Should our response to these paradoxes of the modern world be to maintain our comfort level with an ostrichlike denial of the evidence, or to hold an alarmist and paranoid discourse?