Maynard's cuckoo

noun

May·​nard's cuckoo
ˈmānə(r)dz-
: a West Indian cuckoo (Coccyzus minor maynardi) that is the only form of the mangrove cuckoo reaching the southernmost U.S.

Word History

Etymology

after Charles J. Maynard †1929 American ornithologist

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“Maynard's cuckoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Maynard%27s%20cuckoo. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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