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any of several gallinaceous birds, esp Alectura lathami, of New Guinea and Australia, having a black plumage: family Megapodidae (megapodes)
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Words nearby brush turkey
brush-on, brush pass, brushpopper, brush-tailed phalanger, brush-tailed possum, brush turkey, brushup, brushwood, brushwork, brushy, brusque
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Once he was savagely pecked by an angry brush-turkey and forced to defend himself."Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea|Morgan Robertson
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
The first compartment contains two of the rarities of the gardens—the satin bower-bird and the Tallagulla or brush-turkey.Curiosities of Civilization|Andrew Wynter
But 201 how all this pales before the accomplishment of a young brush turkey or moundbuilder of the antipodes.The Log of the Sun|William Beebe
Now the megapode of the Solomons is a distant cousin to the brush turkey of Australia.Jerry of the Islands|Jack London