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.]
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   1. (Zool.) The wheatear. [Prov. Eng.]
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   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.
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