Word of the Day – Ratite

By March 16, 2017 Word of the Day

Ratite (adj)

ra-tite

From ornothology, having a flat breastbone with a keel and so unable to fly.

Ratite describes flightless birds, as opposed to carinate birds, which are birds that have flight.

Example sentences

“The emu can run fast but it’s still ratite.”

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