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kokkewiet, noun

Forms:
cock-o-veet, cock-o-viekShow more Also cock-o-veet, cock-o-viek, kockervick, kok-a-viek, kokevic, kook-a-vic.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, onomatopoeic.
Either of two bush-shrikes of the Malaconotidae, or their calls: a. Laniarius ferrugineus, with black head, back, and wings, creamy-white chest, and cinnamon-buff lower belly and flanks. b. The bokmakierie, Telophorus zeylonus.
1882 O.E.A. Schreiner Diamond Fields. 88She could not hear the cock-o-veets sing, even when she had the ear-trumpet in, for she was very deaf.
1991 F.G. Butler Local Habitation 303His pondering pause was filled with doves and kokkewiets.
Laniarius ferrugineus, with black head, back, and wings, creamy-white chest, and cinnamon-buff lower belly and flanks.
The bokmakierie, Telophorus zeylonus.

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