Definition of aepyornis in English:

aepyornis

noun

  • another term for elephant bird
    • ‘While Aepyornis was by no means as large and terrible as the Roc, it WAS the largest bird that ever lived.’
    • ‘This tells us that aepyornis was definitely not a distance runner like the slender-legged ostrich.’
    • ‘H.G. Wells wrote a disturbing short story called 'Aepyornis Island' in 1894.’
    • ‘I wonder how long it is since these Æpyornises really lived.’
    • ‘Aepyornis reached weights in excess of 400 kg and laid the largest eggs the world has ever seen.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek aipus high + ornis bird.

Pronunciation:

aepyornis

/ˌiːpɪˈɔːnɪs/