coucal(redirected from coucals)
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(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]
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|Noun||1.||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
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