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notornis

[noh-tawr-nis]
noun
a rare, flightless gallinulelike bird, Notornis mantelli, of New Zealand.
Also called takahe.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin: name of the genus < Greek nót(os) the south + órnis bird

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notornis (nəʊˈtɔːnɪs)
 
n
See takahe a rare flightless rail of the genus Notornis, of New Zealand
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek notos south + ornis bird]

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