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- n. Alternative spelling of brush-turkey.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A large, edible, gregarious bird of Australia (Talegalla Lathami) of the family Megapodidæ. Also applied to several allied species of New Guinea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of a large gregarious rasorial bird of Australia, the Talegallus lathami, of the family Megapodiidæ, of about the size of a turkey, blackish-brown above and silvery-gray below: so called because it lives in the brush or scrub.
- n. The name is also loosely applied to various megapods, or mound-builders, besides the curious Talegallus lathami. Among these is the mallee, Leipoa ocellata. It is also given to the bustard, Eupodotis australis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. black megapode of wooded regions of Australia and New Guinea
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Now the megapode of the Solomons is a distant cousin to the brush turkey of Australia.