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cowbird

noun cow·bird \-ˌbərd\

: a brown and black North American bird that lays its eggs in the nests of other birds

Full Definition of COWBIRD

:  any of a genus (Molothrus of the family Icteridae) of New World blackbirds that lay their eggs in the nests of other birds; especially :  one (M. ater) widespread in the United States and southern Canada in which the male is black with a brown head and the female is gray

First Known Use of COWBIRD

1810
COWBIRD Defined for Kids

cowbird

noun cow·bird \ˈka-ˌbərd\

Definition of COWBIRD for Kids

:  a small North American blackbird that lays its eggs in the nests of other birds

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