plural noun ptero·pae·des \ˌterəˈpē(ˌ)dēz\

Definition of pteropaedes

  1. :  birds (as the megapodes) able to fly shortly after hatching

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Origin and Etymology of pteropaedes

New Latin, from pter- + Greek paides, plural of païs child — more at few

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a brief usually trivial fact

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