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Noun: megapode  'me-gu,powd
  1. Large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs
    - mound bird, mound-bird, mound builder, scrub fowl

Derived forms: megapodes

Type of: gallinacean, gallinaceous bird

Part of: family Megapodiidae, Megapodiidae

Encyclopedia: Megapode