Definition of yellow-billed cuckoo in English:

yellow-billed cuckoo


  • A cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus, with brown upperparts, white underparts, and a yellow bill with black markings on the upper mandible, which breeds in North American and Mexico and migrates to South America in the winter.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Alexander Wilson (1766–1813), ornithologist and poet.