Definition of Nandu

1. Noun. Smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan.

Exact synonyms: Pterocnemia Pennata, Rhea
Generic synonyms: Flightless Bird, Ratite, Ratite Bird
Group relationships: Genus Pterocnemia, Pterocnemia



Definition of Nandu

1. a South American ostrich [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nandu

1. Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. See Rhea. Alternative forms: nandow. Origin: Braz. Nhandu or yandu. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nandu

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nandoos
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nandrolone phenylpropionate
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nandu (current term)
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Literary usage of Nandu

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1. The Siyar-ul-Mutakherin: A History of the Mahomedan Power in India During by Ghulām Husain Khān (1832)
"On the other hand Mahomed Ghous-khan, who was engaged with nandu-lal, gave him a complete defeat, ... Whilst the troops of nandu-lal were seen flying on the ..."

2. Reminiscences of Seventy Years' Life, Travel, and Adventure, Military and by Robert George Hobbes (1893)
"... open the gaol,and burnt the public offices; hey then marched out one stage on the road to Delhi, and were joined by the 53rd and 54th. The Nana—nandu ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"The nandu has been sometimes called the ostrich of Magellan, ... but if formed into the genus nandu, the denomination of ostrich must be totally abandoned. ..."

4. The young yägers; or, A narrative of hunting adventures in southern Africa by Mayne Reid (1857)
"The nandu is the larger, and dwells upon the wide plains of La Plata, ... The nandu resembles the African bird in form, and its dingy brown colour is not ..."

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