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 for cuckold
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cowfish \Cow"fish`\ (kou"f[i^]sh`), n. (Zool.)
     (a) The grampus.
     (b) A California dolphin ({Tursiops Gillii).
     (c) A marine plectognath fish ({Ostracoin quadricorne, and
         allied species), having two projections, like horns, in
         front; -- called also cuckold, coffer fish,
         trunkfish.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cuckold \Cuck"old\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cuckolded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Cuckolding.]
     To make a cuckold of, as a husband, by seducing his wife, or
     by her becoming an adulteress. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cuckold \Cuck"old\ (k?k"?ld), n. [OE. kukeweld, cokewold,
     cokold, fr. OF. coucoul, cucuault, the last syllable being
     modified by the OE. suffix -wold (see Herald); cf. F. cocu
     a cuckold, formerly also, a cuckoo, and L. cuculus a cuckoo.
     The word alludes to the habit of the female cuckoo, who lays
     her eggs in the nests of other birds, to be hatched by them.]
     1. A man whose wife is unfaithful; the husband of an
        adulteress. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.)
        (a) A West Indian plectognath fish ({Ostracion
            triqueter).
        (b) The cowfish.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cuckold
      n 1: a man whose wife committed adultery
      v 1: be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She
           cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
           [syn: cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander]

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