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leipoa

[lahy-poh-uh] /laɪˈpoʊ ə/
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Origin of leipoa
< New Latin (1840), the genus name, equivalent to Greek leíp(ein) to leave + ōi(ón) egg (see oo-) + New Latin -a -a2; alluding to the bird's habit of leaving its eggs in a mound after laying them
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