dodo
noun (plural dodoes or dodos) Etymology: Portuguese doudo, from doudo silly, stupid Date: 1628 1. a. an extinct heavy flightless bird (Raphus cucullatus syn. Didus ineptus of the family Raphidae) of the island of Mauritius that was larger than a turkey and was related to the pigeon b. an extinct flightless bird (Raphus solitarius) of the island of Réunion similar to and closely related to the dodo 2. a. one hopelessly behind the times b. a stupid person

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  • dodo — dodo …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Dodó — Dodo Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) Systematik Reihe: Landwirbeltiere (Tetrapoda) Klasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dodo — (Raphus cucullatus) Systematik Reihe: Landwirbeltiere (Tetrapoda) Klasse: Vögel (Aves) Ordnun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dodô — Personal information Full name Ricardo Lucas Date of birth 2 May 1974 (1974 05 02 …   Wikipedia

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  • dodo — DODO. sub. masc. Mot du langage familier, dont on se sert en parlant aux enfans, et qui n est d usage que dans ces phrases, Faire dodo, pour dire, Dormir; Aller à dodo, pour dire, Aller dormir, aller se coucher …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • dodô — |ô| s. m. [Ornitologia] Ave da família dos rafídeos, de grande porte e asas curtas que não lhe permitiam voar, endêmica de algumas ilhas do oceano Índico e extinta devido à sua caça indiscriminada no século XVII. = DODÓ, DRONTE   ‣ Etimologia:… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • dodo — dȍdo m DEFINICIJA etnol. reg. hip. stric u Dalmaciji i Hercegovini ONOMASTIKA Dódo m. os. ime (potvrđeno u hrv. spomenicima u 11. st.), zast.: Dȍdomīr, Dodòvit pr.: Dòdaj (21, Bjelovar, Poreč, Zadar), Dòder (Virovitica, Osijek, Varaždin), Dòdeš,… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • dodo — ► NOUN (pl. dodos or dodoes) ▪ a large extinct flightless bird found on Mauritius until the end of the 17th century. ● as dead as a dodo Cf. ↑as dead as a dodo ORIGIN Portuguese doudo simpleton (because the birds were tame and easy to catch) …   English terms dictionary

  • Dodo — Do do, n.; pl. {Dodoes}. [Said to be fr. Pg. doudo silly, foolish (cf. {Booby}); this is fr. Prov. E. dold, the same word as E. dolt.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, extinct bird ({Didus ineptus}), formerly inhabiting the Island of Mauritius. It had short,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dodo — Dodo, s. Dronte; Dodos (Dididae), Familie der Taubenvögel (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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