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cuckoo (bird)

[cf. Gul. coo-coo owl (Writers' Program 1940:40); OED, W3 cuckoo different sp.; cf. Car. Sp. cucú, Fr. coucou same sp. (Bond 1960:121)] n. the burrowing owl, Speotyto cunicularia: 1978 Known locally as the cuckoo bird, it is as handsome, but only half the size of the barn owl (Campbell 70). (Andros, San Sal.)

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Last update: 2011-02-05 18:26
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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