any of a genus (Aepyornis) of very large, extinct, flightless birds of Madagascar
Origin of aepyornisModern Latin from Classical Greek aipys, high, steep + ornis, bird: see ornitho-
A genus of extinct large flightless birds native to Madagascar.
Origin of aepyornisNew Latin Aepyornīs genus name Greek aipus high Greek ornīs bird ; see or- in Indo-European roots.
- A genus of large, extinct birds of Madagascar.
From Ancient Greek αἰπύς (aepys, “high”) and Ancient Greek ὄρνις (órnis, “bird”).