moa

Definitions of moa
  1. noun
    extinct flightless bird of New Zealand
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    types:
    Dinornis giganteus, giant moa
    the largest moa; about 12 feet high
    Anomalopteryx oweni, anomalopteryx
    the smallest moa; slender moa about the size of a large turkey
    type of:
    flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird
    flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds
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