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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wittol \Wit"tol\, n. [Said to be for white tail, and so called in allusion to its white tail; but cf. witwal.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zool.) The wheatear. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. A man who knows his wife's infidelity and submits to it; a tame cuckold; -- so called because the cuckoo lays its eggs in the wittol's nest. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]