from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The name is also loosely applied to various megapods, or mound-builders, besides the curious Talegallus lathami. Among these is the mallee, Leipoa ocellata. It is also given to the bustard, Eupodotis australis.
  • noun The popular name of a large gregarious rasorial bird of Australia, the Talegallus lathami, of the family Megapodiidæ, of about the size of a turkey, blackish-brown above and silvery-gray below: so called because it lives in the brush or scrub.

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

  • (Zoöl.) A large, edible, gregarious bird of Australia (Talegalla Lathami) of the family Megapodidæ. Also applied to several allied species of New Guinea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of brush-turkey.

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

  • noun black megapode of wooded regions of Australia and New Guinea


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