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Meaning of APOD

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ap"od\, Apodal \Ap"o*dal\, a. [See {Apod}, n.]
    1. Without feet; footless.
    
    2. (Zo["o]l.) Destitute of the ventral fin, as the eels.
    
    
  2. \Ap"od\, Apode \Ap"ode\, n.; pl. {Apods}or {Apodes}. [Gr.
    ?, ?, footless; 'a priv. + ?, ?, foot.] (Zo["o]l.)
    One of certain animals that have no feet or footlike organs;
    esp. one of certain fabulous birds which were said to have no
    feet.
    
    Note: 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.
    
    
 

 

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