Maynard's cuckoo

noun May·nard's cuckoo \ˈmānə(r)dz-\

Definition of Maynard's cuckoo

  1. :  a West Indian cuckoo (Coccyzus minor maynardi) that is the only form of the mangrove cuckoo reaching the southernmost U.S.

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Origin and Etymology of maynard's cuckoo

after Charles J. Maynard †1929 American ornithologist

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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