koel

noun ko·el \ˈkōə̇l, ˈkȯi(ə)l\
variants: or

koil

\ˈkōə̇l, ˈkȯi(ə)l\

Definition of koel

plural

-s

  1. :  any of several cuckoos (genus Eudynamys) of India, the East Indies, and Australia —called also long-tailed cuckoo

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Origin and Etymology of koel

Hindi koel, koil, from Sanskrit kokila — more at cuckoo


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