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emu

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noun \ˈē-(ˌ)myü, -mü\

Definition of emu

  1. :  a swift-running Australian ratite bird (Dromaius novae-hollandiae) with undeveloped wings that is smaller than the ostrich

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Origin and Etymology of emu

modification of Portuguese ema cassowary


First Known Use: 1656


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emu

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Definition of emu

  1. electromagnetic unit


EMU Defined for English Language Learners

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emu

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noun \ˈē-(ˌ)myü, -mü\

Definition of emu for English Language Learners

  • : an Australian bird that does not fly but is a very fast runner


EMU Defined for Kids

emu

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noun \ˈē-ˌmyü\

Definition of emu for Students

  1. :  a large fast-running Australian bird that cannot fly


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