dinornis

Dinornis

Di*nor"nis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? terrible + ? bird.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See Moa. [Written also Deinornis.]
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