lowan
lowan lowan n. The Australian moundbird ({Leipoa ocellata}); it incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds.

Syn: mallee fowl, mallee-fowl, leipoa, {Leipoa ocellata}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Leipoa ocellata — lowan lowan n. The Australian moundbird ({Leipoa ocellata}); it incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds. Syn: mallee fowl, mallee fowl, leipoa, {Leipoa ocellata}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leipoa ocellata — lowan lowan n. The Australian moundbird ({Leipoa ocellata}); it incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds. Syn: mallee fowl, mallee fowl, leipoa, {Leipoa ocellata}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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