Definition of Gastornis in English:

Gastornis

Line breaks: Gas|tor¦nis
Pronunciation: /gaˈstɔːnɪs/

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noun

  • A very large flightless bird of the Eocene epoch.

Origin

modern Latin, from the name of the French scientist Gaston Planté (1834–89), who found the first specimen, + Greek ornis 'bird'.

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