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.

Nearby words

  1. yellow warbler,
  2. yellow water lily,
  3. yellow-bellied,
  4. yellow-bellied sapsucker,
  5. yellow-belly,
  6. yellow-billed magpie,
  7. yellow-breasted chat,
  8. yellow-crowned night heron,
  9. yellow-dog contract,
  10. yellow-eye mullet

Origin of yellow-billed cuckoo

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