In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Ostriches, emus, cassowaries, rheas, kiwis, moas and elephant birds really are more closely related to each other than they are to any other birds.
- And the chicks follow the father emu across the highway.
- Living relatives of moa include the emus, ostrich, and kiwi, which are members of a bird group called ratites.
- Ostriches and emus are primitive birds that have more in common with dinosaurs than more advanced birds like robins, Schweitzer said.
- However, the really close resemblance is between ostrich and emu.
1UME feminineUEM feminine
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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