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meg•a•pode



Pronunciation: (meg'u-pōd"), [key]
n.
any of several large-footed, short-winged gallinaceous Australasian birds of the family Megapodiidae, typically building a compostlike mound of decaying vegetation as an incubator for their eggs. Also called brush turkey, moundbird, mound builder, scrub fowl.

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