coucal

noun
cou·​cal | \ ˈkükəl \
plural -s

Definition of coucal

: any of various large long-tailed, brown-and-black cuckoos (genus Centropus) of Africa, southern Asia, and Australia that resemble pheasants especially in plumage pattern and habits — see crow pheasant

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History and Etymology for coucal

French, perhaps from coucou cuckoo (of imitative origin) + alouette lark, from Old French aloete, diminutive of aloe, from Latin alauda, from Gaulish

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“Coucal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coucal. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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