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hautboy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hautboy  \Haut"boy\,  n.  [F.  hautbois,  lit.,  high  wood;  haut  high 
  +  bois  wood.  So  called  on  account  of  its  high  tone.  See 
  {Haughty},  {Bush};  and  cf  {Oboe}.] 
  1.  (Mus.)  A  wind  instrument,  sounded  through  a  reed,  and 
  similar  in  shape  to  the  clarinet,  but  with  a  thinner  tone. 
  Now  more  commonly  called  {oboe}.  See  Illust.  of  {Oboe}. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  sort  of  strawberry  ({Fragaria  elatior}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hautboy 
  n  :  a  slender  woodwind  with  a  conical  bore  and  a  double-reed 
  mouthpiece  [syn:  {oboe},  {hautbois}] 




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