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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 parastism called brood parastism. 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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