ratite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Borrowing from Latin ratis (raft) +‎ -ite.

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Adjective[edit]

ratite (comparative more ratite, superlative most ratite)

  1. Pertaining to the order Struthioniformes (as opposed to carinate). [from 19th c.]
    • 2000, Errol Fuller, Extinct Birds, Oxford 2000, p. 37:
      Against what was probably the general expectation, it became undeniable that New Zealand was indeed the home of huge ratite birds.

Noun[edit]

ratite (plural ratites)

  1. A bird of the order of Struthioniformes, a diverse group of large running, flightless birds, mostly extinct, but including the cassowary, elephant bird, emu, kiwi, moa, ostrich, rhea and tinamou

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratite m (plural ratites)

  1. ratite

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratite f (plural ratites)

  1. ratite