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- Crazy; not sane.
- A bird of the family Cuculidae, famous for laying its eggs in the nests of other species.
- The sound of that particular bird. (literally woo-oo)
- The bird shaped figure found in Swiss/German clocks (cuckoo clocks) or the clock itself.
- Someone found where they shouldn't be (used especially in the phrase 'A cuckoo in the nest'.)
- Someone who is crazy.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Cuck"oo (k??k"??), n. [OE.
coccou, cukkow, F. coucou, prob. of
imitative origin; cf. L. cuculus, Gr. &?;&?;&?;&?;, Skr.
k&?;ki&?;a, G. kuckuk, D. koekoek.]
(Zoöl.) A bird belonging to Cuculus,
Coccyzus, and several allied genera, of many
&fist; The European cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) builds no
nest of its own, but lays its eggs in the nests of other birds,
to be hatched by them. The American yellow-billed cuckoo
(Coccyzus Americanus) and the black-billed cuckoo (C.
erythrophthalmus) build their own nests.
Cuckoo bee (Zool.), a bee,
parasitic in the larval stage in the nests of other bees, feeding
either upon their food or larvae. They belong to the genera
Nomada, Melecta, Epeolus, and others. -
- Cuckoo clock, a clock so constructed that
at the time for striking it gives forth sounds resembling the cry
of the cuckoo. -- Cuckoo dove
(Zoöl.), a long-tailed pigeon of the genus
Macropygia. Many species inhabit the East Indies. --
Cuckoo fish (Zoöl.), the
European red gurnard (Trigla cuculus). The name probably
alludes to the sound that it utters. -- Cuckoo
falcon (Zoöl.), any falcon of the genus
Baza. The genus inhabits Africa and the East Indies.
-- Cuckoo maid (Zoöl.), the
wryneck; -- called also cuckoo mate. --
Cuckoo ray (Zoöl.), a British
ray (Raia miraletus). -- Cuckoo
spit, or Cuckoo spittle.
(a) A frothy secretion found upon plants,
exuded by the larvae of certain insects, for concealment; --
called also toad spittle and frog spit.
(b) (Zoöl.) A small hemipterous
insect, the larva of which, living on grass and the leaves of
plants, exudes this secretion. The insects belong to
Aphrophora, Helochara, and allied genera. --
Ground cuckoo, the chaparral cock.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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