Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the genus Didus or family Dididœ; being or resembling a dodo.
- adj. Of, or pertaining to dodos
- adj. figuratively Extinct.
- adj. figuratively Obsolete. Old-fashioned. Out of date. No longer in common use or practice.
- adj. figuratively Very old or having very old-fashioned views and unwilling to change or adapt.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the genus Didus, or the dodo.
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