What does apod or apode mean?
The definition of apod and apode
Ap”od, Ap”ode, n.; pl. Apods or Apodes.
Etym: [Gr. (Zoöl.)

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.