Aepyornis meaning

ēpē-ôrnĭs
A genus of extinct large flightless birds native to Madagascar.
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Any of a genus (Aepyornis) of very large, extinct, flightless birds of Madagascar.
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A genus of large, extinct birds of Madagascar.
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Origin of aepyornis

  • New Latin Aepyornīs genus name Greek aipus high Greek ornīs bird or- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek αἰπύς (aepys, “high”) and Ancient Greek ὄρνις (órnis, “bird”).

    From Wiktionary