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Meaning of MEGAPODE

Pronunciation:  'megu`powd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs
 

MEGAPODE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: mound builder, moundbird, scrub fowl
 
 See Also: Alectura lathami, brush turkey, family Megapodiidae, gallinaceon, gallinaceous bird, leipoa, Leipoa ocellata, lowan, Macrocephalon maleo, maleo, mallee fowl, Megapodiidae

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Meg"a*pode\, n. [Mega- + Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot.]
(Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of large-footed, gallinaceous
birds of the genera {Megapodius} and {Leipoa}, inhabiting
Australia and other Pacific islands. See {Jungle fowl}
(b) under {Jungle}, and {Leipoa}.

 

 

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