Brevipennate
Brevipennate Brev`i*pen"nate, a. [L. brevis short + E. pennate.] (Zo["o]l.) Short-winged; -- applied to birds which can not fly, owing to their short wings, as the ostrich, cassowary, and emu. [1913 Webster]

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  • brevipennate — /brev euh pen ayt/, adj. Ornith. having short wings; brachypterous. [BREVI + PENNATE] * * * brevipennate /bre vi penˈət/ adjective Of birds, having short wings ORIGIN: L brevis short, and penna wing …   Useful english dictionary

  • brevipennate — adj. [L. brevis, short; penna, wing] Having short wings …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • brevipennate — /brev euh pen ayt/, adj. Ornith. having short wings; brachypterous. [BREVI + PENNATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • brevipennate — adjective short winged; having short wings …   Wiktionary

  • brevipennate — a. (Ornith.) Short winged …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Littleness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Littleness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 littleness littleness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 smallness smallness &c.(of quantity) 32 Sgm: N 1 exiguity exiguity inextension Sgm: N 1 parvitude parvitude parvity …   English dictionary for students

  • Brevipen — Brev i*pen, n. [L. brevis short + penna wing: cf. F. br[ e]vipenne.] (Zo[ o]l.) A brevipennate bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brevifoliate —   a. having short leaves.    ♦ brevilingual, a. having short tongue.    ♦ breviloquence, n. laconic manner of speech.    ♦ breviped, a. having short legs.    ♦ brevipennate, a. having short wings …   Dictionary of difficult words

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