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emu


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emu  \E"mu\,  n.  [Cf.  Pg  ema  ostrich,  F.  ['e]mou,  ['e]meu,  emu.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  Australian  bird,  of  two  species  ({Dromaius 
  Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]}  and  {D.  irroratus}),  related  to  the 
  cassowary  and  the  ostrich.  The  emu  runs  swiftly,  but  is 
  unable  to  fly.  [Written  also  {emeu}  and  {emew}.] 
 
  Note:  The  name  is  sometimes  erroneously  applied,  by  the 
  Brazilians,  to  the  rhea,  or  South  American  ostrich. 
 
  {Emu  wren}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emu 
  n  1:  any  of  various  systems  of  units  for  measuring  electricity 
  and  magnetism  [syn:  {electromagnetic  unit}] 
  2:  large  Australian  flightless  bird  similar  to  the  ostrich  but 
  smaller  [syn:  {Dromaius  novaehollandiae},  {Emu 
  novaehollandiae}] 




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