Definitions for: Apteryx
[n] nocturnal flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck and stout legs; only surviving representative of the order Apterygiformes
Webster (1913) Definition: Ap"te*ryx, n. [Gr. 'a priv. + pte`ryx wing. Cf.
A genus of New Zealand birds about the size of a hen, with
only short rudiments of wings, armed with a claw and without
a tail; the kiwi. It is allied to the gigantic extinct moas
of the same country. Five species are known.
See Also: flightless bird, genus Apteryx, ratite, ratite bird
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