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.
“The emu can run fast but it’s still ratite.”
A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject./ A collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.
Late 16th century (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.