Definition of hoopoe
: a crested Old World nonpasserine bird (Upupa epops of the family Upupidae) having a slender decurved bill and barred black-and-white wings and tail
Origin of hoopoe
alteration of obsolete hoop, from Middle French huppe, from Latin upupa, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 1668
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