apteryx

apteryx

[ap-tuh-riks]
noun
kiwi ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1805–15; < Neo-Latin: the genus name, equivalent to Greek a- a-6 + -pteryx, adj. use of ptéryx wing

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apteryx (ˈæptərɪks)
 
n
another name for kiwi
 
[C19: from New Latin: wingless creature; see apterous]

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