rainbird

noun
rain·​bird | \ ˈrān-ˌbərd How to pronounce rainbird (audio) \

Definition of rainbird

: any of various birds (especially of the family Cuculidae) whose cries are popularly believed to forecast rain

First Known Use of rainbird

1555, in the meaning defined above

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“Rainbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rainbird. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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