Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name in Guiana of the larger curassows.

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Examples

  • In the present Essay the subjects dealt with are nest-making instincts, including the egg-hatching habit of the Australian bush-turkey.

    The Foundations of the Origin of Species Two Essays written in 1842 and 1844

  • One of the most surprising instincts on record is that of the Australian bush-turkey, whose eggs are hatched by the heat generated from a huge pile of fermenting materials, which it heaps together; but here the habits of an allied species show how this instinct _might possibly_ have been acquired.

    The Foundations of the Origin of Species Two Essays written in 1842 and 1844

  • Polly’s surprises were usually simple and transparent things: some one would have made them a present of a sucking-pig or a bush-turkey, and Polly, knowing his relish for a savoury morsel, did not wish it to be overdone: she had sent similar chance calls out after him before now.

    Australia Felix

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