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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
in the Cuculidae
/kjuːˈkjuːlɪdiː/ family, the sole taxon
in the order Cuculiformes
/kjuːˈkjuːlɪfɔːrmiːz/. The cuckoo family
is a British sitcom
that began airing
on BBC Three
on 25 September
on BBC One, and in 2016 began airing worldwide
on Netflix. Written...
- A cuckoo clock
is, typically, a pendulum clock
with a sound
like a common cuckoo
call and has an automated cuckoo
bird that moves...
- 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...
- The diederik cuckoo
(Chrysococcyx caprius), formerly dideric cuckoo
or didric cuckoo
is a member
of the cuckoo order
of birds, the Cuculiformes, which...
- The Sterile Cuckoo
(released in the UK as Pookie) is a 1969 American
comedy-drama film released
by Paramount Pictures
of an eccentric...
- The Himalayan cuckoo
(Cuculus saturatus) is a species
in the genus
Cuculus. It breeds
from the Himalayas eastward
to southern China
is a bird of the family
may also refer
(2009 film), a British
(2014 film), an Indian
film The Cuckoo
- Cuckoo Electronics
Co., Ltd. (Hangul:쿠쿠전자) is a South Korean manufacturing
in 1978 and originally incorporated
as Sunkwang Electronics
- Cloud cuckoo
land is a state
of absurdly, over-optimistic fantasy
or an unrealistically idealistic state where everything
is perfect. Someone
who is said...
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