mallee fowl
mallee fowl \mallee fowl\ n. (Zo["o]l.), Same as {mallee bird} ({Leipoa ocellata}). See also {Leipoa}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • mallee fowl — an Australian bird, Leipoa ocellata, of variegated gray, brown, white, and black plumage, that lays up to 35 eggs in an incubating mound. Also, mallee fowl. Also called leipoa, lowan. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • mallee-fowl — mallˈee bird, mallˈee fowl or mallˈee hen noun An Australian mound bird • • • Main Entry: ↑mallee …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mallee Cliffs National Park — IUCN Category Ia (Strict Nature Reserve) …   Wikipedia

  • Mallee-Cliffs-Nationalpark — Weißer Mallee …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mallee bird — mal*lee bird (Zo[ o]l.) [From native name.] The leipoa, or Australian moundbird; it incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds. See {Leipoa}. Syn: mallee fowl, mallee fowl, leipoa, lowan, {Leipoa ocellata}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mallee hen — n. (Zo[ o]l.), The adult female of the mallee fowl ({Leipoa ocellata}). See {Leipoa}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mallee hen — noun adult female mallee fowl • Hypernyms: ↑mallee fowl, ↑leipoa, ↑lowan, ↑Leipoa ocellata * * * noun see mallee bird …   Useful english dictionary

  • mallee bird — noun or mallee fowl or mallee hen Etymology: mallee (I) : leipoa …   Useful english dictionary

  • mallee — n. Austral. 1 any of several types of eucalyptus, esp. Eucalyptus dumosa, that flourish in arid areas. 2 a scrub formed by mallee. Phrases and idioms: mallee bird (or fowl or hen) a megapode, Leipoa ocellata, resembling a turkey. Etymology:… …   Useful english dictionary

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