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cowbird


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cowbird  \Cow"bird`\  (-b[~e]rd`),  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  cow  blackbird  ({Molothrus  ater}),  an  American  starling. 
  Like  the  European  cuckoo,  it  builds  no  nest,  but  lays  its 
  eggs  in  the  nests  of  other  birds;  --  so  called  because 
  frequently  associated  with  cattle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cowbird 
  n  :  North  American  blackbird  that  follows  cattle  and  lays  eggs 
  in  other  birds'  nests 




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