Deinornis

Dei`nor´nis


n.1.(Paleon.) See Dinornis.
References in classic literature ?
Thus we find in South America three birds which use thei wings for other purposes besides flight; the penguins as fins the steamer as paddles, and the ostrich as sails: and th Apteryz of New Zealand, as well as its gigantic extinct prototype the Deinornis, possess only rudimentary representatives of wings.