Ap"od (#), Ap"ode (#), n.; pl. Apods (#) or Apodes (#). [Gr. , , footless; priv. + , , foot.] Zool.
One of certain animals that have no feet or footlike organs; esp. one of certain fabulous birds which were said to have no feet.
⇒ 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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