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emu or emeu (both: ē´myōō), common name for a large, flightless bird of Australia, related to the cassowary and the ostrich. There is only one living species, Dromaius novaehollandiae. It is 5 to 6 ft (150–180 cm) tall and a very swift runner. The head and neck are feathered. The six or seven dark green eggs, laid in a sandy pit, are sometimes incubated by the male and require 56 days to hatch. The emu is easily tamed. Emus are raised for meat and eggs, leather, and oil, which is rendered from their fat. The emu is classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Struthioniformes, family Dromaiidae.

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e·mu / ˈēm(y)oō/ • n. a large flightless fast-running Australian bird resembling the ostrich, with shaggy gray or brown plumage, bare blue skin on the head and neck, and three-toed feet. • Dromaius novaehollandiae, the only member of the family Dromaiidae.

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emu Large, dark-plumed, flightless Australian bird. It is a strong runner with powerful legs. Large greenish eggs (8–10) are hatched by the male in a ground nest. Height: 1.5m (5ft); weight: to 54kg (120lb). Species Dromaius novaehollandiae.

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emu †cassowary XVII; †American ostrich (?) XVIII; flightless Australian bird XIX. Earliest forms emia, eme, later emeu, emew, orig. — Pg. ema.

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emu Electromagnetic units in the c.g.s. units (gauss, oersteds, etc.). These have now been replaced by SI units of ampere per metre, weber per metre, and tesla.

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EMU • abbr. European Monetary Union.

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emu (or e.m.u.) Physics electromagnetic unit

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