The Collaborative International Dictionary
Apod \Ap"od\, Apode \Ap"ode\, n.; pl. Apodsor Apodes. [Gr. ?, ?, footless; 'a priv. + ?, ?, foot.] (Zo["o]l.) One of certain animals that have no feet or footlike organs; esp. one of certain fabulous birds which were said to have no feet.
Note: 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. [1913 Webster] ||
Apodes \Ap"o*des\, n. pl. [NL., masc. pl. See Apoda.] (Zo["o]l.)
An order of fishes without ventral fins, including the eels.
A group of holothurians destitute of suckers. See Apneumona.