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

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia, especially the smallest, Pterocnemia pennata (formerly Rhea Americana), called also the common rhea. They are tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed, found from Peru to the Straits of Magellan. See rhea.

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  • noun Alternative form of nandu.


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  • He urged Thaouka to a gallop, and made a direct attack, knowing that if the first aim missed the nandou would soon tire out horse and rider by involving them in an inextricable labyrinth of windings.

    In Search of the Castaways 1873

  • The nandou fillets were pronounced first-rate, and the armadillo was delicious.

    In Search of the Castaways 1873

  • Thalcave did his part by capturing a nandou, a species of ostrich, remarkable for its extreme swiftness.

    In Search of the Castaways 1873

  • The flesh of the nandou is highly esteemed, and Thalcave felt bound to contribute his share of the common repast.

    In Search of the Castaways 1873


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