leipoa

leipoa
noun
Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds
Syn: ↑mallee fowl, ↑lowan, ↑Leipoa ocellata
Hypernyms: ↑megapode, ↑mound bird, ↑mound-bird, ↑mound builder, ↑scrub fowl
Hyponyms: ↑mallee hen
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Leipoa

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\\līˈpōə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek leipein to leave + ōion egg; from the fact that it deserts its eggs
1. capitalized : a genus of Australian mound-building megapodes with black, white, brown, and gray ocellated plumage that are about two feet long, have a short crest, and comprise a single species (L. ocellata)
2. -s : any bird of the genus Leipoa

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/luy poh"euh/, n.
[ < NL (1840), the genus name, equiv. to Gk leíp(ein) to leave + oi(ón) egg (see OO-) + NL -a -A2; alluding to the bird's habit of leaving its eggs in a mound after laying them]

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leipoa /lī-pōˈə/
noun
Any bird of the genus Leipoa of Australian mound-birds
ORIGIN: Gr leipein to leave, and ōon an egg

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