Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Apode'
Apode Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- Apod \Ap"od\, Apode \Ap"ode\, n.; pl. Apodsor 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
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