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Pronunciation: /ˈiːmjuː/

noun

A large flightless fast-running Australian bird resembling the ostrich, with shaggy grey or brown plumage, bare blue skin on the head and neck, and three-toed feet.
  • Dromaius novaehollandiae, the only member of the family Dromaiidae
Example sentences
  • Ostriches, emus, cassowaries, rheas, kiwis, moas and elephant birds really are more closely related to each other than they are to any other birds.
  • Living relatives of moa include the emus, ostrich, and kiwi, which are members of a bird group called ratites.
  • Ostriches and emus are primitive birds that have more in common with dinosaurs than more advanced birds like robins, Schweitzer said.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Portuguese ema. The word originally denoted the cassowary, later the greater rhea; current usage dates from the early 19th century.

Words that rhyme with emu

ague • Jehu • preview • Jesu

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emu 2 Line breaks: emu
Pronunciation: /ˈiːmjuː/

abbreviation

British
1Electric multiple unit.
1.1Electromagnetic unit(s).

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EMU 3 Line breaks: EMU
Pronunciation: /iːɛmˈjuː/

abbreviation

1Economic and Monetary Union (or European Monetary Union).
1.1British Electric multiple unit (train).

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