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cuckoo

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkʊk.uː/ (plural cuckoos)
a grey bird with a two-note call that sounds similar to its name. Cuckoos lay their eggs in other birds' nests.

cuckoo

adjective uk   us   /ˈkʊk.uː/ informal
silly or crazy
Translations of “cuckoo”
in Arabic الوَقواق…
in Korean 뻐꾸기…
in Malaysian sewah padang…
in French coucou…
in Turkish guguk kuşu…
in Italian cuculo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 杜鵑(鳥),布穀鳥…
in Russian кукушка…
in Polish kukułka…
in Vietnamese chim cu cu…
in Spanish cuco…
in Portuguese cuco…
in Thai นกชนิดหนึ่งที่ชอบวางไข่ไว้ในรังนกชนิดอื่น…
in German der Kuckuck…
in Catalan cucut…
in Japanese カッコウ…
in Indonesian burung kukuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杜鹃(鸟),布谷鸟…
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