Definition of Cuckoo bread

1. Noun. Eurasian plant with heart-shaped trifoliate leaves and white purple-veined flowers.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuckoo Bread

cuckold
cuckolded
cuckolding
cuckoldly
cuckoldom
cuckoldoms
cuckoldries
cuckoldry
cuckolds
cuckoldy
cuckoo
cuckoo's nest
cuckoo-bumblebee
cuckoo-dove
cuckoo-doves
cuckoo bread (current term)
cuckoo clock
cuckoo clocks
cuckoo dove
cuckoo flower
cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs
cuckoo sign
cuckoo spit
cuckoobud
cuckoobuds
cuckooed
cuckooflower
cuckooflowers
cuckooing
cuckooings

Literary usage of Cuckoo bread

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1. Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1885)
"The wood-sorrel has the name of cuckoo bread, " because the ... in England, besides cuckoo-bread, it is called cuckoo-spice : in Scotland. ..."

2. The Folk Lore and Provincial Names of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1886)
"The wood-sorrel has the name of cuckoo bread, '• because the ... gioge-syre ; in England, besides cuckoo-bread, it is called cuckoo-spice ; in Scotland, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"Ale drunk out of doors to welcome the cuckoo's return. CUCKOO-BALL. A light ball for children, CUCKOO-BREAD. The wood-sorrel. made of parti-coloured rags. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1847)
"Ale drunk out of doors to welcome the cuckoo's return. CUCKOO-BALL. A light ball for children, made of parti-coloured rags. CUCKOO-BREAD. The wood-sorrel. ..."

5. The Shakespeare Garden by Esther Singleton (1922)
"The cuckoo's name is given to many flowers: we have the cuckoo-flower, cuckoo- buds, cuckoo's-bread (wood-sorrel), cuckoo's-meat, cuckoo-pint (Arum ..."

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