- a large, flightless, ratite bird, Emu (Dromaius) novaehollandiae, of Australia, resembling the ostrich but smaller and having a feathered head and neck and rudimentary wings.
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Contemporary Examples of emu
Gordon Brown, too, resisted the siren calls of the Europhiles in his own party to take Britain into the EMU.Niall Ferguson: Great Britain Saves Itself by Rejecting the EU
December 10, 2011
Historical Examples of emu
Tommy also shot an emu that came to water, and which we carried to camp.
They had collected some of the emu feathers, which were lying all about.
Of the thirty species of grallatores the most remarkable is the emu.
Can it be the Emu engaged with a man-of-war, by any possibility?
We could here gain no intelligence of the Emu, so we again sailed.
- a large Australian flightless bird, Dromaius novaehollandiae, similar to the ostrich but with three-toed feet and grey or brown plumage: order CasuariiformesSee also ratite
Word Origin for emu
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Word Origin and History for emu
"large Australian bird," 1610s, probably from Portuguese ema "crane, ostrich," of unknown origin.
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