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from The Century Dictionary.

  • An order of Jurassic birds represented by the genus Archæopteryx, and conterminous with the subclass Saururæ: correlated with Pteropappi (or Odontotormæ) and with Dromæopappi (or Odontolcæ). See cut under Archæopteryx.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun plural (Zoöl.) An extinct order of birds. It includes only the Archæopteryx.

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