cassowary definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few big flightless wild birds associated with the genus Casuarius of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent places, having a sizable bony projection on top associated with head and brightly colored wattles.
    • a sizable flightless bird for the genus Casuarius, indigenous to Australia and brand new Guinea, with a characteristic bony crest on its head, and that can be really dangerous.
    • A large bird, associated with genus Casuarius, found in the eastern Indies. It really is smaller and stouter compared to the ostrich. Its mind is armed with some sort of helmet of horny substance, consisting of plates overlapping each other, and it has a team of long razor-sharp spines on each wing that are used as protective organs. It's a shy bird, and operates with great rapidity. Other species inhabit New Guinea, Australian Continent, etc.
    • A large struthious bird of this genus Casuarius, subfamily Casuariin√¶, and family Casuariid√¶, inhabiting Australian Continent and also the Papuan islands.
    • huge black flightless bird of Australian Continent and New Guinea having a horny head crest

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