Emu wren
Emu E"mu, n. [Cf. Pg. ema ostrich, F. ['e]mou, ['e]meu, emu.] (Zo["o]l.) A large Australian bird, of two species ({Dromaius Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]} and {D. irroratus}), related to the cassowary and the ostrich. The emu runs swiftly, but is unable to fly. [Written also {emeu} and {emew}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is sometimes erroneously applied, by the Brazilians, to the rhea, or South American ostrich. [1913 Webster]

{Emu wren}. See in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]


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  • Emu wren — Wren Wren (r[e^]n), n. [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wr[ae]nna, perhaps akin to wr[=ae]ne lascivious.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Troglodytes} and numerous allied of the family… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emu wren — E mu wren (Zo[ o]l.) A small wrenlike Australian bird ({Stipiturus malachurus}), having the tail feathers long and loosely barbed, like emu feathers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emu-wren — Taxobox name = Emu wrens regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Maluridae genus = Stipiturus genus authority = Lesson, 1831 subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = S. malachurus S. mallee S. ruficeps… …   Wikipedia

  • emu wren — noun : any of several small Australian warblers (genus Stipiturus) that resemble wrens but have the tail feathers long and loosely barbed like emu feathers * * * emu wren noun A small Australian bird (genus Stipiturus) with tail feathers… …   Useful english dictionary

  • emu-wren — ▪ bird  any of the three species of the Australian genus Stipiturus, of the songbird family Maluridae. In these tiny birds the narrow, cocked tail consists of six wispy feathers in quality, like the feathers of the emu. The most widespread… …   Universalium

  • emu wren — švelniauodegiai malurai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Stipiturus angl. emu wren vok. Borstenschwanz, m rus. мягкохвостый малюр, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – malurai siauresnis terminas – blyškusis švelniauodegis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • emu-wren — /ˈimju rɛn/ (say eemyooh ren) noun any of several small, brown, endemic Australian birds of the genus Stipiturus, family Maluridae, having long, loosely barbed tail feathers, similar to the feathers of the emu …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mallee Emu-wren — Conservation status Endangered (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Southern Emu-wren — Taxobox name = Southern Emu wren status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Maluridae genus = Stipiturus species = S. malachurus binomial = Stipiturus malachurus… …   Wikipedia

  • Rufous-crowned Emu-wren — Taxobox name = Rufous crowned Emu wren status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Maluridae genus = Stipiturus species = S. ruficeps binomial = Stipiturus ruficeps… …   Wikipedia

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