- any of several flightless birds of the family Dinornithidae, of New Zealand, related to the kiwis but resembling the ostrich: extinct since about the end of the 18th century.
Origin of moa
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Historical Examples of moa
Moa had been near him; and as though by pre-arrangement with him she now accosted me.
All the passengers were herded there, with Miko and Moa alternating on guard.
Miko was now confronting me; at the door Moa stood watching.
Moa was saying, "I would like to tell you our plans, Gregg."
I was thinking, Moa, when we land at the Moon to-morrow—where is our equipment?
- any large flightless bird of the recently extinct order Dinornithiformes of New ZealandSee ratite
Word Origin for moa
extinct, flightless bird of New Zealand, 1842, native Maori name.