Definition of australopithecine
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To a 3-foot-tall hobbit — about the same size as their distant australopithecine forebears — the 6-foot stork would have been huge, but in truth this bird was not much larger than its close relatives.
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Origin and Etymology of australopithecine
ultimately from Latin australis + Greek pithēkos ape
First Known Use: 1943See Words from the same year
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