Aepyornis*: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ē"pē-ôr'nis), [key]
— n.
  1. an extinct genus of ratite birds, best known from the Pleistocene Epoch of Madagascar, having massive legs and rudimentary wings, and growing to a height of 8 ft. (2.4 m).
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