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brush turkey

Origin of brush turkey
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The brush turkey of Australia is strange in that it does not take its family duties at all seriously.

  • The lowan (Mallee hen, they're mostly called) and talegalla (brush turkey) were thick enough in some of the scrubby corners.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • Now the megapode of the Solomons is a distant cousin to the brush turkey of Australia.

    Jerry of the Islands Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for brush turkey

brush turkey

any of several gallinaceous birds, esp Alectura lathami, of New Guinea and Australia, having a black plumage: family Megapodidae (megapodes)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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