mallee bird

mallee bird
mallee bird mal*lee" bird` (Zo["o]l.) [From native name.] The leipoa, or Australian moundbird; it incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds. See {Leipoa}.

Syn: mallee fowl, mallee-fowl, leipoa, lowan, {Leipoa ocellata}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mallee fowl — n. (Zo[ o]l.), Same as {mallee bird} ({Leipoa ocellata}). See also {Leipoa}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • mallee fowl — noun Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds • Syn: ↑leipoa, ↑lowan, ↑Leipoa ocellata • Hypernyms: ↑megapode, ↑mound bird, ↑mound bird, ↑mound builder, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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