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Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘cuckoo’.

Cuckoo
Pronunciation:
\ˈkü-(ˌ)kü, ˈk-\
Function:
noun
Inflected Form(s):
plural cuckoos
Etymology:
Middle English cuccu, of imitative origin
Date:
13th century

1: a largely grayish-brown European bird (Cuculus canorus) that is a parasite given to laying its eggs in the nests of other birds which hatch them and rear the offspring; broadly : any of a large family (Cuculidae of the order Cuculiformes) to which this bird belongs
2: the call of the cuckoo
3: a silly or slightly crackbrained person


cuckoo. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuckoo
 
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