koel

[ koh-uh l ]
/ ˈkoʊ əl /
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noun

any of several cuckoos of the genus Eudynamys, of India, the Malay Archipelago, and Australia.

Origin of koel

1820–30; < Hindi < Sanskrit kokila
Can be confusedcoal koel kohl
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koel

/ (ˈkəʊəl) /

noun

any of several parasitic cuckoos of the genus Eudynamys, esp E. scolopacea, of S and SE Asia and Australia

Word Origin for koel

C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit kokila
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