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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - North American avian animal that follows cattle and lays eggs in other nests.

Usage examples (35)
  • The word cowbird has bothered me for a long time.
  • "You know there is a bird called the cowbird or cuckoo, and that bird is too lazy to build a nest for itself.
  • Did you know that the Northern Cardinal often raises cowbird young?
  • I went out for a walk down the lane and shot a cowbird off the fence. for more
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