ap·​ter·​yx ˈap-tə-riks How to pronounce apteryx (audio)

Word History


New Latin, from a- + Greek pteryx wing; akin to Greek pteron

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apteryx was in 1813

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“Apteryx.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apteryx. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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