genus Cuculus


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Noun1.genus Cuculus - type genus of the Cuculidaegenus Cuculus - type genus of the Cuculidae    
bird genus - a genus of birds
Cuculidae, family Cuculidae - includes cuckoo; ani; roadrunner
Cuculus canorus, European cuckoo - common cuckoo of Europe having a distinctive two-note call; lays eggs in the nests of other birds
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These birds are in the subfamily Cuculidae in the genus Cuculus. They wait until another bird is preoccupied, then, with the coast clear, the Cuculi will lay an egg in the other bird's nest.