elephant bird


noun

any of several huge, extinct, flightless birds of the genus Aepyornis, of Madagascar, reaching a height of about 9 feet (2.7 meters).

Origin of elephant bird

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for elephant bird

elephant bird

noun

another name for aepyornis
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