from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A group of cirripeds, destitute of footlike organs.
- n.pl. An order of Amphibia without feet. See ophiomorpha.
- n.pl. A group of worms without appendages, as the leech.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zo⊙l., a name given to various groups of animals.
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The wetland areas of the region support numerous waterfowl and native fish including the endemic brown mudfish (Neochanna apoda), which is considered a lower risk globally threatened species.
Selaginella apoda, or Meadow Spikemoss is a small, insignificant looking plant, common to eastern North America.
The Great Bird of Paradise (Paradisea apoda of Linnaeus) is the largest species known, being generally seventeen or eighteen inches from the beak to the tip of the tail.
The Paradisea apoda, as far as we have any certain knowledge, is confined to the mainland of the Aru Islands, never being found in the smaller islands which surround the central mass.
It is tolerably plentiful in the Aru Islands, which led to it, being brought to Europe at an early period along with Paradisea apoda.
The female differs remarkably front the same sex in Paradisea apoda, by being entirely white on the under surface of the body, and is thus a much handsomer bird.
It continually utters a harsh, creaking note, somewhat intermediate between that of Paradisea apoda, and the more musical cry of Cicinnurus regius.
If the giant bird Aepyornis maximus could exist without wings, why not a modest-sized Paradisea apoda without feet?
To me it suggests nothing so much as Paradisaea apoda, the greater bird of paradise, raising its plumes in lubricious display.
A tree with an accommodating shape—a sparse crown, horizontal limbs on which males can dance back and forth—might serve as a lek for many consecutive generations of P. apoda.
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