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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of gallinaceous birds peculiar to the warmer parts of America, intermediate between the fowls proper and the pigeons, and forming with the old-world Megapodiidæ, or mound-birds, the suborder Peristeropodes, or pigeon-toed fowls, so called because the hind toe is insistent as in the pigeons.

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