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koel

[koh-uh l] /ˈkoʊ əl/
noun
1.
any of several cuckoos of the genus Eudynamys, of India, the Malay Archipelago, and Australia.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Hindi < Sanskrit kokila
Can be confused
coal, koel, kohl.
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koel

/ˈkəʊəl/
noun
1.
any of several parasitic cuckoos of the genus Eudynamys, esp E. scolopacea, of S and SE Asia and Australia
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit kokila
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