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wood•cock



Pronunciation: (wood'kok"), [key]
n.,
pl. -cocks, (esp. collectively) -cock for 1, 2.

1. either of two plump, short-legged migratory game birds of variegated brown plumage, the Eurasian Scolopax rusticola and the smaller American Philohela minor.
2. any of various pileated or ivory-billed woodpeckers.
3. Archaic.a simpleton.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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