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Definition of Cuckoo


  1. A bird belonging to Cuculus, Coccyzus, and several allied genera, of many species.

Cuckoo Quotations

In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace - and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
Orson Welles

Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.
Ernest Hemingway

The cuckoo who is on to himself is halfway out of the clock.
Wilson Mizner

In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
Graham Greene

I never thought about writing. I was married young, I was still in college, as we did then, and I had two babies before I was 25, and I loved them, and I loved taking care of them, but I was a little bit cuckoo, staying at home and not having a creative outlet.
Judy Blume
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Cuckoo Translations

cuckoo in Dutch is koekoek
cuckoo in French is coucou
cuckoo in German is Kuckuck
cuckoo in Hungarian is kakukk
cuckoo in Portuguese is cuco
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