Definition of Scrub fowl
1. Noun. Large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs.
Generic synonyms: Gallinacean, Gallinaceous Bird
Group relationships: Family Megapodiidae, Megapodiidae
Specialized synonyms: Leipoa, Leipoa Ocellata, Lowan, Mallee Fowl, Alectura Lathami, Brush Turkey, Macrocephalon Maleo, Maleo
Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrub Fowl
Literary usage of Scrub fowl
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"193 : Scrub-fowl, n. name applied birds of the genus Megapodius. see Megapode. Scrub-Gum, ;/. ... Scrub-hen, iq Scrub-fowl. Scrub-Ironwood, n. See Ironica. ..."
2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"193 : Scrub-fowl, n. name applied to birds of the genus Megapodius. See Megapode. ... See Gum, Scrub-hen, iq Scrub-fowl. Scrub-Ironwood, ;/. See Iron- wood. ..."
3. The Principles of Agriculture for High Schools by John Henry Gehrs (1919)
"A scrub fowl is one which carries a very small amount, if any, of the blood of an improved breed. Sometimes the term " scrub" may refer to the native, ..."
4. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture by Indiana State Board of Agriculture (1890)
"Now we have here an average of four pounds each more flesh than the scrub fowl, or forty-eight pounds more meat to the dozen fowle, which, at eight cents a ..."
5. From My Verandah in New Guinea: Sketches and Traditions by Hugh Hastings Romilly (1889)
"... collection was the result —ducks and teal, several of the huge goura pigeons, probably the largest pigeon in the world, and scrub fowl of various sorts. ..."
6. From My Verandah in New Guinea: Sketches and Traditions by Hugh Hastings Romilly (1889)
"scrub fowl, megapodes, parrots, and quail abound, but the grass is so long that it would be hopeless work to shoot any, as the chances would be very much ..."