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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of the family Cuculidæ, formerly more comprehensive than the family as at present constituted, but now restricted to forms congeneric with Cuculus canorus, the type of the genus. See cut under cuckoo.

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  • noun type genus of the Cuculidae

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  • A genus of cuckoos, from Latin cuculus, cuckoo, lazy farmer.

    March 25, 2008