mallee hen
mallee hen 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. 2000.

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

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

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

  • 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 — 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

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

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

  • Leipoa ocellata — mallee hen 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

  • malleefowl — /ˈmælifaʊl/ (say maleefowl) noun a greyish brown, spotted, Australian bird, Leipoa ocellata, found in dry inland scrub areas; a mound builder; lowan. Also, mallee fowl, mallee bird, mallee hen …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

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