American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several flightless New Zealand birds, now rare, of the genus Notornis, especially the takahe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gigantic ralline birds of New Zealand and some other islands, with rudimentary wings, related to the gallinules of the genus Porphyrio, supposed to have become extinct within a few years. N. mantelli is the type-species.
- n. flightless New Zealand birds similar to gallinules
- New Latin Notornīs, genus name : Greek notos, south + Greek ornīs, bird; see or- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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