from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of hammerkop.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Afrikaans : hamer, hammer (from Middle Dutch); see ak- in Indo-European roots + kop, head (from Middle Dutch, probably from Late Latin cuppa, drinking vessel, cup).]


  • Two cochin Chinese red jungle fowl chicks, a potoroo, two hamerkop chicks, a white-faced saki monkey, a North American tree porcupine, two reindeer foals, a white-lipped deer, a bush baby, a capuchin monkey, a goeldi's monkey and three maned wolf pups have also ensured that staff at the Capital attraction are kept busy.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.