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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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  • Cuckoo Meadow Estate in Minehead secures more than £150,000 funding from Big Lottery Fund
    THE Cuckoo Meadow Estate, in Minehead, has secured more than £150,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to spend on youth projects aimed at keeping young people off the streets. Read more on this news related to 'Cuckoo'
  • Michael Chiklis, Cheryl Hines to Star in NBC Comedy 'Cuckoo'
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  • Port Vale final beckons for AFC Chillz and Cuckoo Albion
    THE Tatters Trophy final should be a Vale Park cracker after Cuckoo Albion and AFC Chillz booked their place in the final.Fourth Division Cuckoo will technically start underdogs against Premier Division Chillz - but the big-boys won't be writing them off. Cuckoo earned their place in the final with a 3-1 win at formidable Division One side Robin Hood Rookery.R Read more on this news related to 'Cuckoo'

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