apus

noun \"\

Definition of apus

plural

apuses

\-əsə̇z\ or

apodes

\ˈapəˌdēz\
  1. :  a crustacean of the genus Triops certain tropical forms of which are destructive pests of young rice

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Origin and Etymology of apus

New Latin 2Apus


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Apus

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noun \ˈā-pəs, ˈä-\

Definition of Apus

  1. :  a genus of birds containing the typical Old World swifts

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Origin and Etymology of apus

New Latin, from Latin apod-, apus swallow supposed to be footless, from Greek apod-, apous sand-martin, swift, from apod-, apous footless, from a- 2a- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot


First Known Use: 1774


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Apus

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\ˈā-pəs, ˈä-\

Definition of Apus

  1. taxonomic synonym of triops

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Origin and Etymology of apus

New Latin, from Greek apod-, apous footless


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Apus

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noun \ˈā-pəs\

Definition of Apus

astronomy

  1. :  a faint constellation visible near the south celestial pole that is represented by the figure of a bird of paradise Unfortunately, Apus is a latter-day construct, conjured by Dutch navigators around the turn of the 17th century and not imagined (or even seen) by ancient Greek herders. — Jesse Cohen, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sept. 2007

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First Known Use of apus

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