Apus

Apus

[ey-puhs]
noun, genitive Apodis [ap-uh-dis] . Astronomy.
the Bird of Paradise, a southern constellation between Octans and Triangulum Australe.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin < Greek ápous name applied to various swallowlike birds, literally, footless, equivalent to a- a-6 + -pous -footed, adj. derivative of poús foot; cf. -pod

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To apus
Collins
World English Dictionary
Apus (ˈeɪpəs)
 
n , Latin genitive Apodis
a constellation in the S hemisphere situated near Musca and Octans
 
[New Latin, from Greek apous,literally: footless, from a-1 + pous foot]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature