Definitions of moa

n extinct flightless bird of New Zealand

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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