What does the word cuckoo mean?

Usage examples for 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 by White, Gilbert
  2. Better tell old Salt to lock up the silver an' the cuckoo clock. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  3. Listen To that cuckoo's cry within the dwelling! – Servian Popular Poetry by John Bowring