Paradisea apoda
Apod Ap"od, Apode Ap"ode, n.; pl. {Apods}or {Apodes}. [Gr. ?, ?, footless; 'a priv. + ?, ?, foot.] (Zo["o]l.) One of certain animals that have no feet or footlike organs; esp. one of certain fabulous birds which were said to have no feet. [1913 Webster]

Note: The bird of paradise formerly had the name {Paradisea apoda}, being supposed to have no feet, as these were wanting in the specimens first obtained from the East Indies. [1913 Webster] ||


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