black-billed cuckoo

[blak-bild]

noun

a black-billed North American cuckoo, Coccyzus erythropthalmus, that, unlike most cuckoos, constructs its own nest and rears its own young.

Nearby words

  1. black-and-white,
  2. black-backed gull,
  3. black-bag,
  4. black-bag job,
  5. black-bellied plover,
  6. black-billed magpie,
  7. black-capped chickadee,
  8. black-coated,
  9. black-crowned night heron,
  10. black-eyed pea

Origin of black-billed cuckoo

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

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