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apteryx


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apteryx  \Ap"te*ryx\,  n.  [Gr.  'a  priv.  +  pte`ryx  wing.  Cf 
  {Aptera}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  New  Zealand  birds  about  the  size  of  a  hen,  with 
  only  short  rudiments  of  wings,  armed  with  a  claw  and  without 
  a  tail;  the  kiwi.  It  is  allied  to  the  gigantic  extinct  moas 
  of  the  same  country.  Five  species  are  known 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apteryx 
  n  :  nocturnal  flightless  bird  of  New  Zealand  having  a  long  neck 
  and  stout  legs;  only  surviving  representative  of  the 
  order  Apterygiformes  [syn:  {kiwi}] 




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