yellowbilled cuckoo

yellow-billed cuckoo

[yel-oh-bild]
noun
a North American cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus, that has a yellow bill and, unlike many cuckoos, constructs its own nest and rears its own young.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To yellowbilled cuckoo
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: yellowbill
Next Definition: yellowbilled magpie
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for yellowbilled cuckoo
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing yellowbilled cuckoo
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature