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Definition 1: flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for ratite in the sense of this definition

(ratite is a kind of ...) warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

(... is a kind of ratite ) fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird

(... is a kind of ratite ) large black flightless bird of Australia and New Guinea having a horny head crest

(... is a kind of ratite ) large Australian flightless bird similar to the ostrich but smaller

(... is a kind of ratite ) nocturnal flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck and stout legs; only surviving representative of the order Apterygiformes

(... is a kind of ratite ) larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia

(... is a kind of ratite ) smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan

(... is a kind of ratite ) huge (to 9 ft.) extinct flightless bird of Madagascar

(... is a kind of ratite ) extinct flightless bird of New Zealand

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