moundbird
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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  • moundbird — Megapode Meg a*pode (m[e^]g [.a]*p[=o]d), n. [Mega + Gr. poy s, podo s, foot.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large footed, gallinaceous birds of the genera {Megapodius} and {Leipoa}, inhabiting Australia and other Pacific islands.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moundbird — /mownd berrd /, n. megapode. [1850 55; MOUND1 + BIRD; so called because it covers its eggs with mounds of dirt and compost] * * * …   Universalium

  • moundbird — /mownd berrd /, n. megapode. [1850 55; MOUND1 + BIRD; so called because it covers its eggs with mounds of dirt and compost] …   Useful english dictionary

  • brush turkey — 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

  • megapode — 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • mound maker — 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

  • scrub fowl — 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

  • 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

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