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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.’
Modern Latin, from ichthyo- + Greek ornis ‘bird’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.