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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.


From Malagasy. (Wiktionary)



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  • A large, mostly terrestrial bird in the cuckoo family, endemic to Madagascar. The name Coua is an onomatopoeic rendering of the call note of some species.

    February 8, 2008