cassowary cassowary  /ˈkæ sə ˌwɛ ri/


  • (n) large black flightless bird of Australia and New Guinea having a horny head crest


  1. The King wore a headdress of cassowary plumes fixed to tambu shells, from which dangled bits of wood and metal from a wrecked airplane.
  2. At 39, Italy's top cinemale has legs like a cassowary and a complexion like an abandoned anthill.
  3. In the stomach of a cassowary dead of indigestion were found a golf ball, a metal doll, twelve pop bottle tops, a vanity case top.


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  • "In North Queensland there are patches where the cassowary is surviving, but because they are not connected adequately, the population in each patch is non-viable," Senator Bartlett said.
    on Apr 12, 2007 By: Andrew Bartlett Source: The Age

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