1. [syn: mallee fowl, leipoa, lowan, Leipoa ocellata]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Leipoa \Lei*po"a\ (l[-i]*p[=o]"[.a]), n. [NL.] (Zool.)
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.
Note: It makes large mounds of sand and vegetable material,
in which its eggs are laid to be hatched by the heat of
the decomposing mass.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy
mounds [syn: mallee fowl, leipoa, lowan, Leipoa