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- n. A terrestrial bird of the genus Coua, in the cuckoo family.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American cuckoo of the genus Coccyzus or subfamily Coccyzinæ.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of Madagascan cuckoos, typical of the subfamily Couinæ.
The red-capped coua (Coua ruficeps) is found throughout this ecoregion.
The snail-eating coua (Coua delalandei), a lowland forest species from the endemic subfamily Couinae, was last recorded in 1834 and is almost certainly extinct.
Each, as he saw the mounted hunter, started with affright, and bolted off, until the whole drove stretched out in a long line over the plain, snorting and uttering their loud "coua-a-g" as they ran.
The foil of the coua - try exceeding fruitful, ibid.
"Then she would have her gowns with a _tail_ -- like a lady, forsooth; nothing would serve her but 'l'abita colla _coua_,' or
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