Hoopoo
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} ({Upupa epops}), having a beautiful crest, which it can erect or depress at pleasure, and a slender down-curving bill. Called also {hoop}, {whoop}. The name is also applied to several other species of the same genus and allied genera.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hoopoo — hoo·poo …   English syllables

  • hoopoo — noun any of several crested Old World birds with a slender downward curved bill • Syn: ↑hoopoe • Hypernyms: ↑coraciiform bird • Hyponyms: ↑Euopean hoopoe, ↑Upupa epops • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoop — 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} ({Upupa epops}), having a beautiful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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} ({Upupa epops}), having a beautiful crest,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upupa epops — 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} ({Upupa epops}), having a beautiful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whoop — 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} ({Upupa epops}), having a beautiful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coraciiform bird — noun chiefly short legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes • Hypernyms: ↑bird • Hyponyms: ↑roller, ↑kingfisher, ↑bee eater, ↑hornbill, ↑hoopoe, ↑hoopoo, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Euopean hoopoe — noun pinkish brown hoopoe with black and white wings • Syn: ↑Upupa epops • Hypernyms: ↑hoopoe, ↑hoopoo • Member Holonyms: ↑Upupa, ↑genus Upupa …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Upupidae — noun hoopoes • Syn: ↑Upupidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Coraciiformes, ↑order Coraciiformes • Member Meronyms: ↑Upupa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Upupa epops — noun pinkish brown hoopoe with black and white wings • Syn: ↑Euopean hoopoe • Hypernyms: ↑hoopoe, ↑hoopoo • Member Holonyms: ↑Upupa, ↑genus Upupa …   Useful english dictionary

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