Cuckoo

Definition of Cuckoo

Cuck´oo   Pronunciation: kŎk´Ō
n.1.(Zool.) A bird belonging to Cuculus, Coccyzus, and several allied genera, of many species.
Cuckoo clock
a clock so constructed that at the time for striking it gives forth sounds resembling the cry of the cuckoo.
Cuckoo dove
(Zool.) a long-tailed pigeon of the genus Macropygia. Many species inhabit the East Indies.
Cuckoo fish
(Zool.) the European red gurnard (Trigla cuculus). The name probably alludes to the sound that it utters.
Cuckoo falcon
(Zool.) any falcon of the genus Baza. The genus inhabits Africa and the East Indies.
Cuckoo maid
(Zool.) the wryneck; - called also cuckoo mate.
Cuckoo ray
(Zool.) a British ray (Raia miraletus).
Cuckoo spit
a - A frothy secretion found upon plants, exuded by the larvae of certain insects, for concealment; - called also toad spittle and frog spit.
b - (Zool.) 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.

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