koel

noun

ko·​el
variants or koil
ˈkōə̇l,
ˈkȯi(ə)l
plural -s
: any of several cuckoos (genus Eudynamys) of India, the East Indies, and Australia

called also long-tailed cuckoo

Word History

Etymology

Hindi koel, koil, from Sanskrit kokila

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“Koel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koel. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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