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Noun: cassowary  'ka-su,we-ree [N. Amer], ka-su-wu-ree [Brit]
  1. Large black flightless bird of Australia and New Guinea having a horny head crest

Derived forms: cassowaries

Type of: flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird

Part of: Casuarius, genus Casuarius

Encyclopedia: Cassowary