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(also maleo fowl)
noun (plural maleos or same)
A megapode native to Sulawesi, with black upper parts and white underparts.
- Macrocephalon maleo, family Megapodiidae.
- The two areas are home to numerous endangered species, including the maleo fowl.
- Maleos incubate their eggs by burying them.
- We could see the maleo tracks in the hard sand, and the areas where they had laid their eggs.
Mid 19th century: from the Moluccan dialect of Malay.
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