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hoo·poe

 (ho͞o′po͞o, -pō)
n.
Any of several birds of the family Upupidae found in Eurasia and Africa, especially Upupa epops, having distinctively patterned plumage, a fanlike crest, and a slender, downward-curving bill.

[Alteration (influenced by Latin ūpupa) of obsolete hoop, from French huppe, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *ūppa, alteration of Latin upupa, ūpupa, of imitative origin.]

hoopoe

(ˈhuːpuː)
n
(Animals) an Old World bird, Upupa epops, having a pinkish-brown plumage with black-and-white wings and an erectile crest: family Upupidae, order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)
[C17: from earlier hoopoop, of imitative origin; compare Latin upupa]

hoo•poe

(ˈhu pu)

n.
an Old World bird with an erectile, fanlike crest, Upupa epops, comprising the sole member of the family Upupidae.
[1660–70; variant of obsolete hoopoop (imitative), c. Low German huppup; compare Latin upupa]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoopoe - any of several crested Old World birds with a slender downward-curved billhoopoe - any of several crested Old World birds with a slender downward-curved bill
coraciiform bird - chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
Euopean hoopoe, Upupa epops - pinkish-brown hoopoe with black-and-white wings
Translations
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dudek
harjalintu
pupăză
çavuş kuşuhüthütibibik

hoopoe

[ˈhuːpuː] Nabubilla f

hoopoe

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hoopoe

[ˈhuːpuː] nupupa
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