cassowary: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kas'u-wer"ē), [key]
— pl. -war•ies.
  1. any of several large flightless, ratite birds of the genus Casuarius, of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, characterized by a bony casque on the front of the head.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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