American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Incapable of flying. Used of certain birds, such as the penguin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Incapable of flying.
- adj. incapable of flying
- From flight + -less. (Wiktionary)
“UPDATE: SO, I am told by doctor that I have, in all likelihood, a post-viral infection, brought on and perpetuated by being consistently run aground by the Great Yellow Budgerigar, which, although flightless, is a fast-moving and demanding creature.”
“Even the flying spaghetti monster on Futurama: "You seriously believe I'm descended from some kind of flightless manicotti?”
“This neatly solves the age-old problem of how "flightless" birds could have reached the different continents: they were not flightless at all, and simply flew.”
“Meanwhile, much ado is building up over Etopen, Nodoka's cute, fat penguin mascot who was snatched from her while she napped and is now doing the rounds passing from hand to hand in some kind of flightless bird equivalent of pass the parcel.”
“flightless" nodes, and perhaps also to images of prototypical kiwis.”
“Link the small flightless birds that you failed to protect”
“We've picked three videos of our favourite flightless birds for you, so enjoy!”
“The theory goes that the birds evolved to become flightless due to a lack of predators where they lived.”
“Researchers unearthed remains of a nearly 5-foot-tall penguin that roamed what is now Peru about 36 million years ago, and they also discovered fossilized feathers that show back then, the flightless bird was a more motley mix of reddish-brown and gray.”
“The answer, in fact, had to do with the flightless, nocturnal bird, the kiwi!”
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Words ending with *more or *less, more or less. Many of theses terms also appear on the list The -less Said, which see.
just penguins,their names,and
anything to do with penguin like a
place in Tasmania,a nun,aeronautics,
penguin association,what films remind you of penguins? One in 50,000 turn ou...
emperor penguin, Adelie penguin, chinstrap penguin, little penguin, Humboldt penguin, macaroni penguin, Spheniscidae, great auk, nun, a coastal town in..., aeronautics, Pygoscelis adeliae and 72 more...
Nice ambient words from the movie. (With apologies to Patrick O'Brian.) Aaaah, life at sea...aboard a hulk of the British navy in 1805...
Adjectives used in actual (non-taxonomic) bird names, past and present.
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