Aepyornis


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Aepyornis: Phorusrhacos

Aepyornis

a very large, flightless, recently extinct bird from Madagascar. It was larger than an ostrich and the egg content was in excess of 9 litres.
References in periodicals archive ?
When the Time Traveller ventures into the future, he enters a symbolic realm, much like Moreau's island, or the atoll of the Aepyornis, or, indeed, the primitive landscape of prehistoric Britain.
39 On which island did the extinct bird Aepyornis, 10 feet high and laying two-gallon eggs, live?
Madagascar's Aepyornis Maximus, extinct in the 16th century, was once the largest bird in the world.