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brush turkey

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noun
  1. megapode.

Origin of brush turkey

First recorded in 1840–50
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brush turkey

noun
  1. any of several gallinaceous birds, esp Alectura lathami, of New Guinea and Australia, having a black plumage: family Megapodidae (megapodes)
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