Definitions for: Dodo


[n] extinct heavy flightless bird of Mauritius related to pigeons
[n] (informal) someone whose style is out of fashion



Webster (1913) Definition: Do"do, n.; pl. Dodoes. [Said to be fr. Pg. doudo silly,
foolish (cf. Booby); this is fr. Prov. E. dold, the same
word as E. dolt.] (Zo["o]l.)
A large, extinct bird (Didus ineptus), formerly inhabiting
the Island of Mauritius. It had short, half-fledged wings,
like those of the ostrich, and a short neck and legs; --
called also dronte. It was related to the pigeons.

Synonyms: fogey, fogy, fossil, Raphus cucullatus

See Also: columbiform bird, genus Raphus, old person, oldster, Raphus, senior citizen

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