from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A genus of extinct large flightless birds native to Madagascar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A gigantic (to 9 ft.) extinct flightless bird, of which fossils were found in Madagascar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gigantic fossil birds found in Madagascar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. huge (to 9 ft.) extinct flightless bird of Madagascar
New Latin Aepyornīs, genus name : Greek aipus, high + Greek ornīs, bird; see or- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
"Not bad, " he told his companions as he masticated fresh rolls with jam and butter, aepyornis egg, bacon, and fruit.