nandow
Nandou Nan"dou, Nandu Nan"du, n. [Braz. nhandu or yandu.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera {Rhea} and {Pterocnemia}, especially the smallest, {Pterocnemia pennata} (formerly {Rhea Americana}), called also the {common rhea}. They are tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed, found from Peru to the Straits of Magellan. See {Rhea}. [Written also {nandow}.] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

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  • nandow — nan·dow …   English syllables

  • nandow — noun see nandu …   Useful english dictionary

  • common rhea — Nandou Nan dou, Nandu Nan du, n. [Braz. nhandu or yandu.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera {Rhea} and {Pterocnemia}, especially the smallest, {Pterocnemia pennata} (formerly {Rhea Americana}), called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nandou — Nan dou, Nandu Nan du, n. [Braz. nhandu or yandu.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera {Rhea} and {Pterocnemia}, especially the smallest, {Pterocnemia pennata} (formerly {Rhea Americana}), called also the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nandu — Nandou Nan dou, Nandu Nan du, n. [Braz. nhandu or yandu.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera {Rhea} and {Pterocnemia}, especially the smallest, {Pterocnemia pennata} (formerly {Rhea Americana}), called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pterocnemia pennata — Nandou Nan dou, Nandu Nan du, n. [Braz. nhandu or yandu.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera {Rhea} and {Pterocnemia}, especially the smallest, {Pterocnemia pennata} (formerly {Rhea Americana}), called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhea Americana — Nandou Nan dou, Nandu Nan du, n. [Braz. nhandu or yandu.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera {Rhea} and {Pterocnemia}, especially the smallest, {Pterocnemia pennata} (formerly {Rhea Americana}), called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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