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coucal

(ˈkuːkæl; -kəl)
n
(Animals) any ground-living bird of the genus Centropus, of Africa, S Asia, and Australia, having long strong legs: family Cuculidae (cuckoos)
[C19: from French, perhaps from couc(ou) cuckoo + al(ouette) lark]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coucal - Old World ground-living cuckoo having a long dagger-like hind claw
cuckoo - any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail
Centropus, genus Centropus - a genus of Cuculidae
Centropus sinensis, crow pheasant - common coucal of India and China
Centropus phasianinus, pheasant coucal, pheasant cuckoo - Australian bird with a tail like a pheasant
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