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mo·a

 (mō′ə)
n.
Any of various flightless ostrichlike birds of the family Dinornithidae that were native to New Zealand and became extinct, probably before 1500.

[Maori.]

moa

(ˈməʊə)
n
(Animals) any large flightless bird of the recently extinct order Dinornithiformes of New Zealand. See ratite
[C19: from Māori]

mo•a

(ˈmoʊ ə)

n., pl. mo•as.
any of various flightless birds of the order Dinornithiformes, of New Zealand, some of which resembled the ostrich in size and appearance: extinct since c1800.
[1810–20; < Maori]

mo·a

(mō′ə)
Any of various flightless, wingless, ostrich-like birds of New Zealand that have been extinct for over a century. One species grew to 13 feet (4 meters) in height, making it the largest bird of modern times.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moa - extinct flightless bird of New Zealandmoa - extinct flightless bird of New Zealand
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
Dinornis giganteus, giant moa - the largest moa; about 12 feet high
anomalopteryx, Anomalopteryx oweni - the smallest moa; slender moa about the size of a large turkey
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