Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of hammerkop.

Etymologies

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).]

Examples

  • 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.

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