moa

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noun \ˈmō-ə\

Definition of moa

  1. :  any of various usually very large extinct flightless birds of New Zealand of a ratite order (Dinornithiformes) including one (Dinornis giganteus of the family Dinornithidae) nearly 12 feet (3.7 meters) in height

Origin and Etymology of moa

Maori


First Known Use: 1839


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