piet-my-vrou

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans piet-my-vrou, literally ‘Peter my wife’, supposed representation of the bird’s call.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪtmeɪfrəʊ/

Noun[edit]

piet-my-vrou (plural piet-my-vrous)

  1. (South Africa) The red-chested cuckoo, Cuculus solitarus.