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.
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.
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.
Origin of cassowary
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The common cassowary (Casuarius galeatus) stands 5 ft.
Starting with the kiwi and cassowary, people have got into the habit of confounding flightless with wingless conditions.
The Papuan bow is rather short, the arrows barbed and tipped with cassowary or human bone.
Among the plants the wild banana, pepper, orange and mangosteen, rhododendron, epiphytic orchids and the palm; among mammals the bats and rats; among birds the cassowary and rifle birds; and among reptiles the crocodile and tree snakes, characterize this element.