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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bird of the family Megapodiidæ, and especially of the genus Megapodius.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any of several large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia, which build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs. Called also mound builder, mound maker, megapode, brush turkey, and scrub fowl.

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  • noun megapode

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

  • noun large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs
  • noun large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs

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