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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of Australian gallinaceous birds including but a single species (Leipoa ocellata), about the size of a turkey. Its color is variegated, brown, black, white, and gray. Called also native pheasant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Australian mound-birds, of the family Megapodidæ and subfamily Mega-podinæ, having the plumage ocellated.
  • n. A bird of this genus: as, “the ocellated leipoa,” Gould.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds

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