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flightless

[flahyt-lis] /ˈflaɪt lɪs/
adjective
1.
incapable of flying:
flightless birds such as the moa, rhea, and dodo.
Origin of flightless
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; flight1 + -less
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flightless

/ˈflaɪtlɪs/
adjective
1.
(of certain birds and insects) unable to fly See also ratite
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Word Origin and History for flightless
adj.

1875, from flight (n.1) + -less.

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