Definition of Mound-bird

1. Noun. Large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mound-bird

mouls
moult
moulted
moulten
moulter
moulters
moulting
moultings
moults
moun
mounanaite
mounch
mounched
mounching
mound-bird (current term)
mound bird
mound builder
mound over
moundbird
moundbirds
moundbuilder
moundbuilders
mounded
mounded over
mounding
moundlike
mounds
mounier-kuhn syndrome
mounseer

Literary usage of Mound-bird

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1. The History of Discovery in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand: From the by William Howitt (1865)
"A mound-bird's nest with large eggs.—Wretched waterless country.—Fowler's Bay. ... On the way they came to the nest of a mound-bird, ..."

2. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"MOUND BIRD, a bird belonging to the same group as the domestic fowl, whose name refers to its ... The flesh of the mound bird is used as a table food. ..."

3. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"E, OR mound-bird FAMILY. — This Family comprises Indian and Australian birds which are celebrated for building large mounds of vegetation and sand, ..."

4. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1869)
"... OR mound-bird FAMILY. — This Family comprises Indian and Australian birds which are celebrated for building large mounds of vegetation and sand, ..."

5. The History of Discovery in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand: From the by William Howitt (1865)
"A mound-bird's nest with large eggs.—Wretched waterless country.—Fowler's Bay. ... On the way they came to the nest of a mound-bird, ..."

6. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"MOUND BIRD, a bird belonging to the same group as the domestic fowl, whose name refers to its ... The flesh of the mound bird is used as a table food. ..."

7. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"E, OR mound-bird FAMILY. — This Family comprises Indian and Australian birds which are celebrated for building large mounds of vegetation and sand, ..."

8. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1869)
"... OR mound-bird FAMILY. — This Family comprises Indian and Australian birds which are celebrated for building large mounds of vegetation and sand, ..."

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