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2 definitions found
 for Leipoa
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leipoa \Lei*po"a\ (l[-i]*p[=o]"[.a]), n. [NL.] (Zool.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  leipoa
      n 1: Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy
           mounds [syn: mallee fowl, leipoa, lowan, Leipoa
           ocellata]

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