Whaup
Whaup \Whaup\ (hw[add]p), n. (Zo["o]l.) See {Whaap}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • whaup — [hwôp, wôp] n. [prob. < or akin to OE whilpe, curlew, akin to hwelp: see WHELP] Chiefly Scot. CURLEW …   English World dictionary

  • whaup — Whaap Whaap, n. [So called from one of its notes.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European curlew; called also {awp}, {whaup}, {great whaup}, and {stock whaup}. (b) The whimbrel; called also {May whaup}, {little whaup}, and {tang whaup}. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whaup — noun (plural whaup; also whaups) Etymology: imitative Date: circa 1512 chiefly Scottish a European curlew (Numenius arquata) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whaup — /hwahp, hwawp, wahp, wawp/, n. Scot. a curlew, Numenius arquata. [1505 15; perh. repr. earlier *whalp, akin (by gradation) to OE hwilpe plover] * * * …   Universalium

  • whaup — noun curlew …   Wiktionary

  • whaup — [(h)wɔ:p] noun chiefly Scottish another term for curlew. Origin C16: imitative of its cry …   English new terms dictionary

  • whaup — n. esp. Sc. a curlew. Etymology: imit. of its cry …   Useful english dictionary

  • great whaup — Whaap Whaap, n. [So called from one of its notes.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European curlew; called also {awp}, {whaup}, {great whaup}, and {stock whaup}. (b) The whimbrel; called also {May whaup}, {little whaup}, and {tang whaup}. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • little whaup — Whaap Whaap, n. [So called from one of its notes.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European curlew; called also {awp}, {whaup}, {great whaup}, and {stock whaup}. (b) The whimbrel; called also {May whaup}, {little whaup}, and {tang whaup}. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May whaup — Whaap Whaap, n. [So called from one of its notes.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European curlew; called also {awp}, {whaup}, {great whaup}, and {stock whaup}. (b) The whimbrel; called also {May whaup}, {little whaup}, and {tang whaup}. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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