Coucal
Coucal Cou"cal (k??"k?l), n. [Prob. native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A large, Old World, ground cuckoo of the genus {Centropus}, of several species. [1913 Webster]

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  • coucal — ● coucal, coucals nom masculin (onomatopée) Coucou non parasite des régions tropicales de l Ancien Monde. coucal n. m. ORNITH Oiseau voisin des coucous, à longue queue et au chant caractéristique, fréquent en Afrique tropicale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Coucal — Coucal, so v.w. Spornkukuk, s. u. Kukuk …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Coucal — Coucals Lesser Coucal Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Coucal — Centropodinae Centropodinae …   Wikipédia en Français

  • coucal — /kooh keuhl/, n. any of several Old World cuckoos of the genus Centropus, having harsh textured plumage and a long, daggerlike hind claw. [1805 15; < F, said to be equiv. to couc(ou) CUCKOO + al(ouette) lark] * * * ▪ bird  any of about 27 species …   Universalium

  • coucal — pentinuotosios gegutės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Centropus angl. coucal rus. шпорцевая кукушка, f pranc. coucal, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – pentinuotosios gegutės siauresnis terminas – afrikinė pentinuotoji… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • coucal — /ˈkukæl/ (say koohkal), /ˈkukəl/ (say koohkuhl) noun 1. → pheasant coucal. 2. any of various long tailed birds closely related to cuckoos, genus Centropus, family Centropodidae, of Africa and southern Asia. {French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • coucal — [ ku:k(ə)l, kʊkα:l] noun a large, ungainly ground dwelling bird of the cuckoo family. [Genera Centropus and Coua: numerous species.] Origin C19: from Fr., perh. a blend of coucou cuckoo and alouette lark …   English new terms dictionary

  • coucal — cou·cal …   English syllables

  • coucal — n. any ground nesting bird of the genus Centropus, related to the cuckoos. Etymology: F, perh. f. coucou cuckoo + alouette lark …   Useful english dictionary

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