Meaning of megapode

meg•a•pode

Pronunciation: (meg'u-pōd"), [key]
— n.
  1. 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
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