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Cuckoo Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail
  • a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
  • repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call

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  • a man who is a stupid incompetent fool ,
  • any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail

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Cuckoo Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The Cuckoos are a family of near-passerine birds. They are the main part of the order called Cuculiformes. The family is famous for its "nest-parasite" members, but has a range of other types of bird. The cuckoo family, in addition to those species named as such, also includes the roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis.

The family is notable for its subfamily, the Cuculinae. Many of them have a unique kind of parasitism called brood parasitism. This means it lays its eggs in the nests of other kinds of birds, who then rear the baby cuckoo instead of their own.



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* In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce The cuckoo clock. - Orson Welles


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  • YouTube Star Flula Borg To Topline NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Cuckoo
    German-born DJ, musician, actor and YouTube personality Flula Borg has landed the title role in NBC ’s comedy pilot Cuckoo , an adaptation of the breakout BBC Three comedy series, which starred Andy Samberg. NBC’s Cuckoo is the story of a middle-class family whose daughter comes back from a summer abroad married to a charming but infuriating eccentric named Cu Read more on this news related to 'Cuckoo'
  • Crazy Days in The Hospital
    But the residents are not all that cuckoo. What happens when the inmates take over the asylum? The answer lies in wait within Ken Kesey’s outstanding, brilliant and original 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest . But, for Kesey, that was not the major question nor the impulse to write it. Read more on this news related to 'Cuckoo'
  • NBC's 'Cuckoo' Remake Ordered to Pilot
    The original ran for two seasons and starred Andy Samberg and Taylor Lautner. Read more on this news related to 'Cuckoo'

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