yellow-billed cuckoo

[ yel-oh-bild ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˌbɪld /


a North American cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus, that has a yellow bill and, unlike many cuckoos, constructs its own nest and rears its own young.

Origin of yellow-billed cuckoo

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019