What does the word cassowary mean?

Usage examples for cassowary

  1. Somebody else, at Cambridge or elsewhere, had also written about Timbuctoo and a Cassowary that ate a missionary with his this and his that and his hymn- book too. – Adventures in Criticism by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. A mermaid also was exhibited- defunct, I presume- and a living cassowary five feet high, that swallowed stones as large as an egg. – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle
  3. They pride themselves on having long thin legs like a cassowary. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others