Definition of ichthyornis in English:

ichthyornis

noun

  • A fossil gull-like fish-eating bird of the Upper Cretaceous period, with large toothed jaws.

    • ‘At 2 feet long, Ichthyornis was about the same size (and shape) as a modern gull.’
    • ‘Unlike its contemporary Hesperornis, Ichthyornis could probably fly and had long wings.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from ichthyo- + Greek ornis bird.

Pronunciation:

ichthyornis

/ˌɪkθɪˈɔːnɪs/