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apteryx

[ ap-tuh-riks ]
/ ˈæp tə rɪks /
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noun

kiwi(def 1).

Nearby words

apteral, apterium, apterous, apterygial, apterygote, apteryx, aptitude, aptitude test, aptness, aptyalia, apud cell

Origin of apteryx

1805–15; < New Latin: the genus name, equivalent to Greek a- a-6 + -pteryx, adj. use of ptéryx wing
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British Dictionary definitions for apteryx

apteryx

/ (ˈæptərɪks) /

noun

another name for kiwi (def. 1)

Word Origin for apteryx

C19: from New Latin: wingless creature; see apterous
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