HyperDic: mound_builder

English > 2 senses of the expression Mound Builder / mound builder:
NOUNperson Mound Builderprehistoric Amerindians who built altar mounds
animalmound builder, megapode, mound bird, mound-bird, scrub fowllarge-footed short-winged birds of Australasia
English > Mound Builder: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningprehistoric Amerindians who built altar mounds.
Broaderprimitive, primitive personA person who belongs to an early stage / stage of civilization
English > mound builder: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
Meaninglarge-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs.
Synonymsmegapode, mound bird, mound-bird, scrub fowl
Member ofMegapodiidae, family Megapodiidaemegapodes
Narrowerbrush turkey, Alectura lathamiblack megapode of wooded regions / regions of Australia and New Guinea
maleo, Macrocephalon maleoCelebes megapode that lays eggs in holes in sandy beaches
mallee fowl, leipoa, lowan, Leipoa ocellataAustralian mound bird
Broadergallinaceous bird, gallinaceanHeavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
Spanishmegapode, megapodiidae, megápodo
Catalanmegapode, megapòdid

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