whaup

noun
\ ˈ(h)wȯp How to pronounce whaup (audio) \
plural whaup also whaups

Definition of whaup

chiefly Scotland
: a European curlew (Numenius arquata)

First Known Use of whaup

circa 1512, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whaup

imitative

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“Whaup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whaup. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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