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[kou-burd] /ˈkaʊˌbɜrd/

any of several New World blackbirds of the genus Molothrus, especially M. ater, of North America, that accompany herds of cattle.
any of various American orioles of the genera Molothrus, Tangavius, etc, esp M. ater (common or brown-headed cowbird). They have a dark plumage and short bill


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