nounWord forms: plural ˈcassoˌwaries
any of a family (Casuariidae) of large, flightless birds of Australia and New Guinea
with a brightly colored, featherless neck and head: with the larger emus, they form a unique order (Casuariiformes) distinct from rheas and ostriches
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Word origin of 'cassowary'Malay kasuārī