• Definition for "apteryx"
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apteryx definition

  • noun:
    • See kiwi.
    • A genus of the latest Zealand wild birds towards measurements of a hen, with only brief rudiments of wings, equipped with a claw and without a tail; the kiwi. It's allied into the gigantic extinct moas of the same country. Five species tend to be understood.
    • A genus of ratite birds, constituting your family ApterygidÅ“.
    • [lowercase] A bird for this genus; a kiwi (which see).
    • nocturnal flightless bird of brand new Zealand having an extended neck and stout feet; just enduring agent of this order Apterygiformes
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