Definition of Ratite

1. Noun. Flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds.




Definition of Ratite

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Ratitæ.

Definition of Ratite

1. Noun. A bird of the order of ''Struthioniformes'', a diverse group of large running, flightless birds, mostly extinct, but including the cassowary, elephant bird, emu, kiwi, moa, ostrich, rhea and tinamou ¹

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Definition of Ratite

1. a flightless bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ratite

1. Of or pertaining to the Ratitae. One of the Ratitae. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ratite

rationall
rationally
rationalness
rationalnesses
rationals
rationed
rationer
rationers
rationes decidendi
rationing
rationings
rations
ratios
ratitae
ratitate
ratite (current term)
ratite bird
ratites
ratless
ratlike
ratlin
ratline
ratlines
ratling
ratlings
ratlins
rato
ratoo
ratoon
ratooned

Literary usage of Ratite

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Again the geographical distribution of existing, or comparatively recent, ratite forms points to the same conclusion. That these forms—Moo, Kiwi, ..."

2. The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica: A (1907)
"Again the geographical distribution of existing, or comparatively recent ratite forms points to the same conclusion. That these forms — Moa, Kiwi, ..."

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