[ sil-kok ]
/ ˈsɪlˌkɒk /



Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of sillcock

sill + cock1; so called from the fact that it is often attached to a house at about the height of a sill Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020