Cassowary meaning

kăsə-wĕrē
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Any of several large flightless birds of the genus Casuarius of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent areas, having a large bony projection on the top of the head and brightly colored wattles.
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Any of a family (Casuariidae) of large, flightless birds of Australia and New Guinea with a brightly colored, featherless neck and head: with the larger emus, they form a unique order (Casuariiformes) distinct from rheas and ostriches.
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A large flightless bird of the genus Casuarius, native to Australia and New Guinea, with a characteristic bony crest on its head, and can be very dangerous.
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Origin of cassowary

  • Malay kesuari

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

  • From Malay kasuari.

    From Wiktionary