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hoopoe

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noun hoo·poe \ˈhü-(ˌ)pü, -(ˌ)pō\

Definition of hoopoe

  1. :  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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