any of several large flightless, ratite birds of the genus Casuarius, of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, characterized by a bony casque on the front of the head.
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How to use cassowary in a sentence
If you’ve ever wanted to try to live through a real-life Jurassic Park scenario, the closest you can get to meeting a prehistoric raptor is probably ticking off a cassowary.
It is true that the Tasmanians may have shot the bird to pieces and mended the skin with bits of cassowary hide here and there.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
One of the police shot a large cassowary, and also a large wild pig and a wallaby, so there was plenty of food for all.Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines | H. Wilfrid Walker
We also saw wallaby, and numerous tracks of cassowary and wild pig.Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines | H. Wilfrid Walker
And I say, Muriel, I do hope there won't be any of those rotten cassowary seeds in it.
But with the cassowary, the emu, or the apteryx matters are very different.Birds in Flight | W. P. Pycraft
British Dictionary definitions for cassowary
any large flightless bird of the genus Casuarius, inhabiting forests in NE Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, having a horny head crest, black plumage, and brightly coloured neck and wattles: order Casuariiformes: See also ratite
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