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black-billed cuckoo

[ blak-bild ]
/ ˈblækˌbɪld /
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noun
a black-billed North American cuckoo, Coccyzus erythropthalmus, that, unlike most cuckoos, constructs its own nest and rears its own young.
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Origin of black-billed cuckoo

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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