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apteryx

[ap-tuh-riks] /ˈæp tə rɪks/
noun
1.
kiwi (def 1).
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < New Latin: the genus name, equivalent to Greek a- a-6 + -pteryx, adj. use of ptéryx wing
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British Dictionary definitions for apteryx

apteryx

/ˈæptərɪks/
noun
1.
another name for kiwi (sense 1)
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin: wingless creature; see apterous
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