brain-fever bird


Definition of brain-fever bird

: an Indian hawk cuckoo (Cuculus varius) having a loud, shrill, repetitive cry also : any of several related birds with monotonous cries

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History and Etymology for brain-fever bird

from the resemblance of its cry to the words brain fever

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“Brain-fever bird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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