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archaeopteryx


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archaeopteryx  \Ar`ch[ae]*op"te*ryx\,  n.  [Gr.  'archai^os  ancient 
  +  pte`ryx  wing.]  (Paleon.) 
  A  fossil  bird,  of  the  Jurassic  period,  remarkable  for  having 
  a  long  tapering  tail  of  many  vertebr[ae]  with  feathers  along 
  each  side  and  jaws  armed  with  teeth,  with  other  reptilian 
  characteristics. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  archaeopteryx 
  n  :  extinct  primitive  toothed  bird  of  the  Upper  Jurassic  having 
  a  long  feathered  tail  and  hollow  bones;  usually 
  considered  the  most  primitive  of  all  birds  [syn:  {archeopteryx}, 
  {Archaeopteryx  lithographica}] 




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