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dronte


dronte


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dodo  \Do"do\,  n.;  pl  {Dodoes}.  [Said  to  be  fr  Pg  doudo  silly, 
  foolish  (cf.  {Booby});  this  is  fr  Prov.  E.  dold,  the  same 
  word  as  E.  dolt.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  extinct  bird  ({Didus  ineptus}),  formerly  inhabiting 
  the  Island  of  Mauritius.  It  had  short,  half-fledged  wings, 
  like  those  of  the  ostrich,  and  a  short  neck  and  legs;  -- 
  called  also  {dronte}.  It  was  related  to  the  pigeons. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dronte  \Dron"te\,  n.  [F.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  dodo.