from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having short wings; brachypterous; specifically, of or pertaining to the Brevipennatæ or Brevipennes.
  • noun A bird having short wings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Short-winged; -- applied to birds which can not fly, owing to their short wings, as the ostrich, cassowary, and emu.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective ornithology short-winged; having short wings.


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