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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: cucu, from the sound it makes

cuckoo

1 noun
     
Related topics: Birds
cuck‧oo1 [countable]
HBB a grey European bird that puts its eggs in other birds' nests and that makes a sound that sounds like its name

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