Definition of Cuculus canorus

1. Noun. Common cuckoo of Europe having a distinctive two-note call; lays eggs in the nests of other birds.

Exact synonyms: European Cuckoo
Generic synonyms: Cuckoo
Group relationships: Cuculus, Genus Cuculus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuculus Canorus

Cuban peso
Cuban red macaw
Cuban red macaws
Cuban sandwich
Cuban sandwiches
Cuban spinach
Cubanism
Cubans
Cubist
Cubists
Cubs
Cuca
Cuculidae
Cuculiformes
Cuculus
Cuculus canorus
Cucumis
Cucumis melo
Cucumis melo cantalupensis
Cucumis melo inodorus
Cucumis melo reticulatus
Cucumis sativus
Cucurbita
Cucurbita foetidissima
Cucurbita maxima
Cucurbita maxima turbaniformis
Cucurbita mixta
Cucurbita moschata
Cucurbita pepo

Literary usage of Cuculus canorus

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1. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"THE CUCKOO [cuculus canorus, Linn.]. The cuckoo has no crop. The oesophagus is pretty large. The stomach is white, much the shape of a kidney-bean, ..."

2. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"cuculus canorus LINN.EUS. RANGE.— Greater part of the Old World; accidental in Alaska. a. [cuculus canorus canorus. Extralimital.] b. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"V. Note on the Cuckoo, cuculus canorus, Linn. (Pellet found in, stomach.) By JOHN ALEX. SMITH, MD On the 20th of last May, Dr Smith dissected a male cuckoo, ..."

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