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Noun1.Raphus - type genus of the Raphidae: dodos
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Raphidae, Raphidae - extinct dodos and solitaires
Raphus cucullatus, dodo - extinct heavy flightless bird of Mauritius related to pigeons
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Overhunting and habitat loss drove dodos (Raphus cucullatus) extinct about a century after humans invaded the birds' island home, Mauritius, in 1507.