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emu

noun \ ˈē-(ˌ)myü , -mü \

Definition of emu

: 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


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emu

abbreviation

Definition of emu

electromagnetic unit

EMU Defined for English Language Learners

emu

noun

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

noun \ ˈē-ˌmyü \

Definition of emu for Students

: a large fast-running Australian bird that cannot fly

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