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leipoa


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leipoa  \Lei*po"a\  (l[-i]*p[=o]"[.a]),  n.  [NL.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  Australian  gallinaceous  birds  including  but  a 
  single  species  ({Leipoa  ocellata}),  about  the  size  of  a 
  turkey.  Its  color  is  variegated,  brown,  black,  white,  and 
  gray.  Called  also  {native  pheasant}. 
 
  Note:  It  makes  large  mounds  of  sand  and  vegetable  material, 
  in  which  its  eggs  are  laid  to  be  hatched  by  the  heat  of 
  the  decomposing  mass. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leipoa 
  n  :  Australian  moundbird;  incubates  eggs  naturally  in  sandy 
  mounds  [syn:  {mallee  fowl},  {lowan},  {Leipoa  ocellata}] 




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