mound bird
moundbird moundbird, mound bird mound bird . (Zo["o]l.) Any of several large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia, which build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs. Called also {mound builder}, {mound maker}, {megapode}, {brush turkey}, and {scrub fowl}.

Syn: megapode, mound builder, scrub fowl, brush turkey. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mound bird — Mound Mound, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See {Manual}.] An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mound|bird — «MOWND BURD», noun, or mound bird, = megapode. (Cf. ↑megapode) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mound bird — noun large footed short winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs • Syn: ↑megapode, ↑mound bird, ↑mound builder, ↑scrub fowl • Hypernyms: ↑gallinaceous bird, ↑gallinacean …   Useful english dictionary

  • mound-bird — noun large footed short winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs • Syn: ↑megapode, ↑mound bird, ↑mound builder, ↑scrub fowl • Hypernyms: ↑gallinaceous bird, ↑gallinacean …   Useful english dictionary

  • mound bird — /ˈmaʊnd bɜd/ (say mownd berd) noun → megapode …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mound — Mound, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See {Manual}.] An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mound builders — Mound Mound, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See {Manual}.] An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mound maker — Mound Mound, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See {Manual}.] An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mound-builder — moundˈ builder noun A mound bird • • • Main Entry: ↑mound …   Useful english dictionary

  • mound builder — moundbird moundbird, mound bird mound bird . (Zo[ o]l.) Any of several large footed short winged birds of Australasia, which build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs. Called also {mound builder}, {mound maker}, {megapode}, {brush… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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