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1. A Hopi kachina having a hunchback and an enlarged phallus and associated with fertility.
2. A figure of a flute player, often depicted as a hunchback and originally appearing in Southwestern rock art and pottery.

[Hopi kookopölö, hunchbacked Hopi kachina, humpbacked species of robber fly (later applied by non-Hopi anthropologists to images of flute players common in Southwestern rock art) : kooko-, of unknown meaning (perhaps akin to Zuni kokko, kachina) + pölö, lump, hump.]
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