koel

[koh-uh l]

Origin of koel

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

noun
  1. 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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