Origin: Gr, footless; priv. +, foot.

<zoology> One of certain animals that have no feet or footlike organs; especially. One of certain fabulous birds which were said to have no feet.

The bird of paradise formerly had the name Paradisea apoda, being supposed to have no feet, as these were wanting in the specimens first obtained from the East Indies.

(01 Mar 1998)

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