hoopoe
noun Etymology: alteration of obsolete hoop, from Middle French huppe, from Latin upupa, of imitative origin Date: 1668 a crested Old World nonpasserine bird (Upupa epops of the family Upupidae) having a slender decurved bill and barred black-and-white wings and tail

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  • hoopoe — 1660s, from L. upupa, imitative of its cry (Cf. Gk. epops hoopoe ). If anybody smears himself with the blood of this bird on his way to bed, he will have nightmares about suffocating devils. [Cambridge bestiary, 12c.] …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

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  • hoopoe — [ho͞o′po͞o΄] n. [earlier houpe < Fr huppe < L upupa, echoic of its cry] an Old World coraciiform bird (Upupa epops) of a family (Upupidae) having only one species, with a long curved bill and an erectile crest …   English World dictionary

  • hoopoe — /hooh pooh/, n. any Old World bird of the family Upupidae, esp. Upupa epops, of Europe, having an erectile, fanlike crest. [1660 70; var. of obs. hoopoop (imit.); c. LG huppup; cf. L upupa] * * * ▪ bird  (Upupa epops), strikingly crested bird… …   Universalium

  • hoopoe — /ˈhupu/ (say hoohpooh), /ˈhupoʊ/ (say hoohpoh) noun any of the birds of the order Upupiformes, of Europe, Asia and Africa, especially the Eurasian hoopoe, Upupa epops, having a tawny body, black and white striped wings and tail, a fanlike… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • hoopoe — kukučiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Upupa angl. hoopoe vok. Wiedehopf, m rus. удод, m pranc. huppe fasciée, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kukutiniai siauresnis terminas – kukutis …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • hoopoe — kukutis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Upupa epops angl. hoopoe vok. Wiedehopf, m rus. удод, m pranc. huppe fasciée, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kukučiai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

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