Definition of emu noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈiːmjuː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːmjuː//
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a large Australian bird that can run fast but cannot fly See related entries: Birds Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Portuguese ema. The word originally denoted the cassowary, later the greater rhea; current usage dates from the early 19th cent.

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