From an unused root meaning to peel, that is, emaciate; the gull (as thin)
KJV Usage: cuckoo.
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions
1. a ceremonially unclean bird a. cuckow, gull, seagull, sea-mew b. maybe an extinct bird, exact meaning unknown
Origin: from an unused root meaning to peel, i.e. emaciate
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine