Apus

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From Latin apūs, from Ancient Greek ἄπους (ápous, sand martin), from ἀ- (a-, not) + πούς (poús, foot) (the birds rarely show their feet).

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Apus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Apodidae — the swifts. They resemble swallows but have shorter tails.

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  • 2006, Gill, F. and Wright, M., Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276:

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Etymology[edit]

Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From Latin apūs, from Ancient Greek ἄπους (ápous, sand martin), from ἀ- (a-, not) + πούς (poús, foot) (the birds rarely show their feet).

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Apus

  1. (astronomy): A constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a bird of paradise.

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