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  • n. Archaic form of hoopoe.

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  • n. any of several crested Old World birds with a slender downward-curved bill


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  • "Zoos known to stock zoomorphs (crocs or komodos, coons or bonobos) show off odd fowl: condors, hoopoos, flocks of owls or loons (not flocks of rocs or dodos)."

    Eunoia by Christian Bök (upgraded edition), p 69

    May 22, 2010