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Definition of Cuckoo
CuckooCuckoo Cuck"oo (k??k"??), n. [OE. coccou, cukkow, F. coucou,
prob. of imitative origin; cf. L. cuculus, Gr. ????, Skr.
k?ki?a, G. kuckuk, D. koekoek.] (Zo["o]l.)
A bird belonging to Cuculus, Coccyzus, and several allied
genera, of many species.
Note: The European cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) builds no nest
of its own, but lays its eggs in the nests of other
birds, to be hatched by them. The American
yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus Americanus) and the
black-billed cuckoo (C. erythrophthalmus) build their
Cuckoo bee (Zool.), a bee, parasitic in the larval stage in
the nests of other bees, feeding either upon their food or
larvae. They belong to the genera Nomada, Melecta,
Epeolus, and others.
Cuckoo clock, a clock so constructed that at the time for
striking it gives forth sounds resembling the cry of the
Cuckoo dove (Zo["o]l.), a long-tailed pigeon of the genus
Macropygia. Many species inhabit the East Indies.
Cuckoo fish (Zo["o]l.), the European red gurnard (Trigla
cuculus). The name probably alludes to the sound that it
Cuckoo falcon (Zo["o]l.), any falcon of the genus Baza.
The genus inhabits Africa and the East Indies.
Cuckoo maid (Zo["o]l.), the wryneck; -- called also cuckoo
Cuckoo ray (Zo["o]l.), a British ray (Raia miraletus).
Cuckoo spit, or Cuckoo spittle.
(a) A frothy secretion found upon plants, exuded by the
larvae of certain insects, for concealment; -- called
also toad spittle and frog spit.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) A small hemipterous insect, the larva of
which, living on grass and the leaves of plants, exudes
this secretion. The insects belong to Aphrophora,
Helochara, and allied genera.
Ground cuckoo, the chaparral cock.
Meaning of Cuckoo from wikipedia
- The cuckoos
are a family
of birds, Cuculidae, the sole taxon
in the order
Cuculiformes. The cuckoo family includes
or European cuckoo
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- A cuckoo clock
is a typically
with a sound
like a common cuckoo
's call and has an automated cuckoo
- The common cuckoo
(Cuculus canorus) is a member
of the cuckoo order
of birds, Cuculiformes, which includes
the roadrunners, the anis and the coucals. This...
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- Commonly known
as cuckoo wasps
wasps, the hymenopteran family Chrysididae
is a very large cosmopolitan group
(over 3000 described
- The Cuckoo
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, a type of bird...
Moray, also credited
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- The yellow-billed cuckoo
(Coccyzus americ****) is a cuckoo
folk-names for this bird in the southern United States
are rain crow and storm
- Diederik cuckoo
(Chrysococcyx caprius), formerly dideric cuckoo
or didric cuckoo
, and sometimes called
, is a member
of the cuckoo
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