a flightless swift-running African bird with a long neck, long legs, and two toes on each foot. It is the largest living bird, with males reaching an average height of 8 feet (2.5 m).
Both of these bird families had reduced wings and could not fly, and looked something like living ratite birds - ostriches , emus, rheas, and so on.
a person who refuses to face reality or accept facts.
Despite the fervent hopes of many hard-working and well-meaning ostriches , the problem refuses to evaporate.