hoopoe

noun hoo·poe \ ˈhü-(ˌ)pü , -(ˌ)pō \

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 and Etymology of hoopoe

alteration of obsolete hoop, from Middle French huppe, from Latin upupa, of imitative origin


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