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yellow-billed cuckoo

[yel-oh-bild]
noun
  1. a North American cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus, that has a yellow bill and, unlike many cuckoos, constructs its own nest and rears its own young.
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Origin of yellow-billed cuckoo

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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