koel

koel

[koh-uhl]
noun
any of several cuckoos of the genus Eudynamys, of India, the Malay Archipelago, and Australia.

Origin:
1820–30; < Hindi < Sanskrit kokila

coal, koel, kohl.
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koel (ˈkəʊəl)
 
n
any of several parasitic cuckoos of the genus Eudynamys, esp E. scolopacea, of S and SE Asia and Australia
 
[C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit kokila]

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