elephant bird(redirected from Elephantbird)
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Related to Elephantbird: moa
(Animals) another name for aepyornis
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|Noun||1.||elephant bird - huge (to 9 ft.) extinct flightless bird of Madagascar|
flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird - flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds
genus Aepyornis - type genus of the Aepyornidae: elephant birds