Definition of aepyornis in English:

aepyornis

noun

another term for elephant bird
‘This tells us that aepyornis was definitely not a distance runner like the slender-legged ostrich.’
  • ‘While Aepyornis was by no means as large and terrible as the Roc, it WAS the largest bird that ever lived.’
  • ‘H.G. Wells wrote a disturbing short story called 'Aepyornis Island' in 1894.’
  • ‘I wonder how long it is since these Æpyornises really lived.’
  • ‘Aepyornis reached weights in excess of 400 kg and laid the largest eggs the world has ever seen.’

Pronunciation

aepyornis

/ˌēpēˈôrnəs/ /ˌipiˈɔrnəs/

Origin

Mid 19th century modern Latin, from Greek aipus ‘high’ + ornis ‘bird’.