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aepyornis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  AEpyornis  \[AE]`py*or"nis\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  high  +  ?  bird.] 
  A  gigantic  bird  found  fossil  in  Madagascar. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epiornis  \Ep`i*or"nis\,  n.  [NL.:  cf  F.  ['e]piornis.  See 
  {[AE]pyornis}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  the  gigantic  ostrichlike  birds  of  the  genus 
  {[AE]piornis},  only  recently  extinct.  Its  remains  have  been 
  found  in  Madagascar.  [Written  also  {[AE]pyornis}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aepyornis 
  n  :  huge  (to  9  ft.)  extinct  flightless  bird  of  Madagascar  [syn: 
  {elephant  bird}] 




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