noun Aph·a·nap·ter·yx \ˌafəˈnaptə(ˌ)riks\

Definition of Aphanapteryx

  1. :  a genus consisting of two extinct species (Aphanapteryx bonasia and Aphanapteryx leguati) of large, long-billed, flightless rails formerly inhabiting the Mascarene Islands

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Origin and Etymology of aphanapteryx

New Latin, from aphan- + Apteryx

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capable of being understood in two ways

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