Definition of Apteryxes
1. apteryx [n] - See also: apteryx
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apteryxes
Literary usage of Apteryxes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Supplementary Papers (1893)
"THEIR RELATION TO A FORMER SOUTHERN CONTINENT. related moas and apteryxes also differ from each other. The former has a strong bony bridge, ..."
2. Transactions by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, Norwick Eng, Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1899)
"... confining himself on that occasion to the Megapodes or Mound-builders, and to the apteryxes or wingless birds of New Zealand ; and, in November, ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Until recent years the forest birds did much to atone for this deficiency, for among them the tui and makomako rank high » songsters, while the apteryxes, ..."
4. Michael Heilprin and His Sons: A Biography by Gustav Pollak (1912)
"Furthermore, we are well aware that in the large group of struthious birds — the ostriches, cassowaries, and apteryxes — the wings are so little developed ..."