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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emu \E"mu\, n. [Cf. Pg. ema ostrich, F. ['e]mou, ['e]meu, emu.] (Zo["o]l.) A large Australian bird, of two species (Dromaius Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae] and D. irroratus), related to the cassowary and the ostrich. The emu runs swiftly, but is unable to fly. [Written also emeu and emew.] [1913 Webster] Note: The name is sometimes erroneously applied, by the Brazilians, to the rhea, or South American ostrich. [1913 Webster] Emu wren. See in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]