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megapode

[meg-uh-pohd] /ˈmɛg əˌpoʊd/
noun
1.
any of several large-footed, short-winged gallinaceous Australasian birds of the family Megapodiidae, typically building a compostlike mound of decaying vegetation as an incubator for their eggs.
Origin of megapode
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin Megapodius genus name. See mega-, -pod
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megapode

/ˈmɛɡəˌpəʊd/
noun
1.
any ground-living gallinaceous bird of the family Megapodiidae, of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands. Their eggs incubate in mounds of sand, rotting vegetation, etc, by natural heat Also called mound-builder See also brush turkey, mallee fowl
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