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dinornis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dinornis  \Di*nor"nis\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  terrible  +  ?  bird.] 
  (Paleon.) 
  A  genus  of  extinct,  ostrichlike  birds  of  gigantic  size,  which 
  formerly  inhabited  New  Zealand.  See  {Moa}.  [Written  also 
  {Deinornis}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Dinornis 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  Dinornithidae:  large  moas  [syn:  {Dinornis}, 
  {genus  Dinornis}] 




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