Apteryx



(def 1).
Historical Examples

When all other class distinctions are abolished, this one will remain, like the bones of the apteryx.
When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan

The New Zealand “kiwi,” known to naturalists as the apteryx.
In Search of the Castaways Jules Verne

The wings of the apteryx are literally rudiments; a mere stump, terminated by a hook.
The Desert World Arthur Mangin

The extraordinary creature represented in the engraving is the “apteryx,” or “wingless bird” of New Zealand.
Happy Days for Boys and Girls Various

But with the cassowary, the emu, or the apteryx matters are very different.
Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft

Palapteryx, pal-ap′tėr-iks, n. a genus of fossil birds found in New Zealand, resembling the apteryx.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R) Various

Bones of apteryx are also found fossil, but apparently of the same species as the living birds.
Island Life Alfred Russel Wallace

The plumage of the apteryx is brown; it has no tail, and its mere stumps of wings are provided with strong and curved claws.
Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier

Neither the apteryx nor the manchot fly any more than the ostrich.
The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6 E. Rameur

The coracoidal articular surfaces similar to those of apteryx.
Extinct Birds Walter Rothschild

noun
another name for kiwi (sense 1)

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