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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Megapode \Meg"a*pode\ (m[e^]g"[.a]*p[=o]d), n. [Mega- + Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot.] (Zool.) Any one of several species of large-footed, gallinaceous birds of the genera Megapodius and Leipoa, inhabiting Australia and other Pacific islands. Called also mound builder, scrub fowl, moundbird, and brush turkey. See Jungle fowl (b) under Jungle, and Leipoa. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

moundbird \moundbird\, mound bird \mound bird\n. (Zool.) 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. Syn: megapode, mound builder, scrub fowl, brush turkey. [WordNet 1.5]




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