Part of speech: noun

A bird, many species of which deposit their eggs to be hatched in the nests of other birds.

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Usage examples "cuckoo":

  1. Not long after a fern- owl was procured, which, from its habit and shape, we suspected might resemble the cuckoo in its internal construction. - "The-Natural-History-of-Selborne", White, Gilbert.
  2. Better tell old Salt to lock up the silver an' the cuckoo clock. - "Paradise Bend", William Patterson White.
  3. Listen To that cuckoo’ s cry within the dwelling! - "Servian Popular Poetry", John Bowring.