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  • adj. short-winged; having short wings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Short-winged; -- applied to birds which can not fly, owing to their short wings, as the ostrich, cassowary, and emu.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having short wings; brachypterous; specifically, of or pertaining to the Brevipennatæ or Brevipennes.
  • n. A bird having short wings.

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