Having the palate of an emu

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Dromaeognathous — Dro m[ae]*og na*thous, a. [NL. dromaius emu + Gr. gna qos jaw.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having the structure of the palate like that of the ostrich and emu. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • casuariiform — ▪ order of birds Introduction   any member of a group of large, flightless birds (bird) that includes two families native to Australasia. The family Dromaiidae, made up of the single living species of emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), is found only …   Universalium

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