Leipoa
Leipoa Lei*po"a (l[-i]*p[=o]"[.a]), n. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of Australian gallinaceous birds including but a single species ({Leipoa ocellata}), about the size of a turkey. Its color is variegated, brown, black, white, and gray. Called also {native pheasant}. [1913 Webster]

Note: It makes large mounds of sand and vegetable material, in which its eggs are laid to be hatched by the heat of the decomposing mass. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Leipoa — Léipoa ocellé Léipoa ocellé …   Wikipédia en Français

  • leipoa — ● leipoa nom masculin Oiseau mégapode d Australie, dont le mâle édifie pour les œufs un véritable incubateur (par fermentation de feuilles) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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

  • Leipoa — akiuotosios vištos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Leipoa angl. malleefowl vok. Thermometerhuhn, n rus. глазчатая курица, f pranc. léipoa, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – didžiakojiniai siauresnis terminas – akiuotoji… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • léipoa — akiuotosios vištos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Leipoa angl. malleefowl vok. Thermometerhuhn, n rus. глазчатая курица, f pranc. léipoa, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – didžiakojiniai siauresnis terminas – akiuotoji… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • leipoa — /luy poh euh/, n. See mallee fowl. [ < NL (1840), the genus name, equiv. to Gk leíp(ein) to leave + oi(ón) egg (see OO ) + NL a A2; alluding to the bird s habit of leaving its eggs in a mound after laying them] * * * …   Universalium

  • leipoa — lei·poa …   English syllables

  • Leipoa ocellata — Léipoa ocellé Léipoa ocellé …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Leipoa ocelle — Léipoa ocellé Léipoa ocellé …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Leipoa ocellé — Léipoa ocellé Léipoa ocellé …   Wikipédia en Français

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