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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dinornis, genus Dinornis(noun)

    type genus of the Dinornithidae: large moas

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dinornis(noun)

    a genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See Moa

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. terrible + bird.]


  1. Dinornis

    The giant moa is an extinct genus of ratite birds belonging to the moa family. Like all ratites it was a member of the order Struthioniformes. The Struthioniformes are flightless birds with a sternum without a keel. They also have a distinctive palate. It was endemic to New Zealand. Two species of Dinornis are considered valid, D. novaezealandiae of the North Island, and D. robustus of the South.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dinornis

    dī-nor′nis, n. a genus of large extinct birds, the bones of which are found in New Zealand. [Formed from Gr. deinos, terrible, and ornis, a bird.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dinornis in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dinornis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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