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hoopoo


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoopoe  \Hoop"oe\,  Hoopoo  \Hoop"oo\,  n.  [So  called  from  its  cry; 
  cf  L.  upupa,  Gr  ?,  D.  hop,  F.  huppe;  cf  also  G. 
  wiedenhopf  OHG.  wituhopfo  lit.,  wood  hopper.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  European  bird  of  the  genus  {Upupa}  ({U.  epops}),  having  a 
  beautiful  crest,  which  it  can  erect  or  depress  at  pleasure. 
  Called  also  {hoop},  {whoop}.  The  name  is  also  applied  to 
  several  other  species  of  the  same  genus  and  allied  genera. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hoopoo 
  n  :  any  of  several  crested  Old  World  birds  with  a  slender 
  down-curving  bill  [syn:  {hoopoe}] 




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