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/ ˌi piˈɔr nɪs /
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an extinct genus of ratite birds, best known from the Pleistocene Epoch of Madagascar, having massive legs and rudimentary wings, and growing to a height of 8 feet (2.4 meters).
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Origin of Aepyornis
<New Latin (1850) <Greek aipý(s) steep, lofty, + órnīs bird
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Example sentences from the Web for Aepyornis
Lastly must be noted the extinct tall Ratite species of Aepyornis with its several fancy genera.
Birds of medium size, not having the heavy and massive build of Aepyornis.Extinct Birds|Walter Rothschild
British Dictionary definitions for Aepyornis
/ (ˌiːpɪˈɔːnɪs) /
any of the large extinct flightless birds of the genus Aepyornis, remains of which have been found in Madagascar
Word Origin for aepyornis
C19: New Latin, from Greek aipus high + ornis bird
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