[ noh-tawr-nis ]
/ noʊˈtɔr nɪs /
a rare, flightless gallinulelike bird, Notornis mantelli, of New Zealand.
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Also called takahe.
Origin of notornis
1840–50; <New Latin: name of the genus <Greek nót(os) the south + órnis bird
Words nearby notornis
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Example sentences from the Web for notornis
This bird was nearly as large as Notornis, but with a very small head and with a frontal shield.Extinct Birds|Walter Rothschild
British Dictionary definitions for notornis
/ (nəʊˈtɔːnɪs) /
a rare flightless rail of the genus Notornis, of New ZealandSee takahe
Word Origin for notornis
C19: New Latin, from Greek notos south + ornis bird
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