maleo

noun
mal·​eo | \ ˈmalēˌō \
plural maleo or maleos

Definition of maleo

: a megapode (Macrocephalon maleo) of Sulawesi that lays its eggs in holes in sandy beaches

History and Etymology for maleo

Galelarese (language of northern Halmahera) mĕleo

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“Maleo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maleo. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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