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  1. megapode, mound bird, mound-bird, mound builder, scrub fowl(noun)

    large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs

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  1. megapode(Noun)

    Any of several chicken- or turkey-like birds in the family Megapodiidae, which incubate their eggs by burying them where they receive warmth from decaying vegetation, solar radiation or geothermal heat.

  2. megapode(Adjective)

    Characteristic of the Megapodiidae

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  1. Megapode(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Mega- + Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot.]

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