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Definition: Cuckoo fish
(k[oo^]k"[=oo]), 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
, 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 (Coccyzus erythrophthalmus
their own nests.
, a clock so constructed that at the time for
striking it gives forth sounds resembling the cry of the
(Zo["o]l.), a long-tailed pigeon of the genus
. Many species inhabit the East Indies.
(Zo["o]l.), the European red gurnard (Trigla cuculus
). The name probably alludes to the sound that it
(Zo["o]l.), any falcon of the genus Baza
The genus inhabits Africa and the East Indies.
(Zo["o]l.), the wryneck; -- called also cuckoo mate
(Zo["o]l.), a British ray (Raia miraletus
, 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
, and allied genera.
, the chaparral cock.