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 for ratite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ratite \Rat"ite\ (r[a^]t"[imac]t), a. (Zool.)
     Of or pertaining to the Ratitae. -- n. One of the Ratitae.
     [1913 Webster] Ratlines

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for
           attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus;
           moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds [syn: ratite, ratite
           bird, flightless bird] [ant: carinate, carinate
           bird, flying bird]

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