Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In ornithology, rump-footed; specifically, of or pertaining to the Pygopodes, or having the characters of that group of birds: also applied to some birds, as cormorants and penguins, which do not belong to the Pygopodes.

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

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Pygopodes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology Of or pertaining to the former Pygopodes genus of aquatic birds that have the legs placed far back on the body.

Etymologies

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From pygopod +‎ -ous

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