Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of birds which includes the common hoopoe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The only extant genus of Upupidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Upupidae

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Examples

  • Alciatus de upupa Embl. Animal immundum upupa stercora amans; ave hac nihil foedius, nihil libidinosius.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • That place down there is certainly the one where a weary man can be dead sure of working off his tired feeling. nam ubi illo adveni, quasi patricus pueris aut monerulae, aut anites aut coturnices dantur, quicum lusitent itidem mi haec advenienti upupa, qui me delectem, datast sed erus eccum ante ostium, et erus alter eccum ex Alide rediit.

    Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, The Comedy of Asses, The Pot of Gold, The Two Bacchises, The Captives

  • Agendath is a waste land, a home of screechowls and the sandblind upupa.

    Ulysses

  • It is the Lat. upupa, Gr. from its supposed note epip or upup; the old Egyptian Kukufa; Heb.

    Arabian nights. English

  • The most unusual birds I ever observed in these parts were a pair of hoopoes (_upupa_), which came several years ago in the summer, and frequented an ornamented piece of ground, which joins to my garden, for some weeks.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1

  • The convolute salzburg austria hotels is that we can upupa a homiletic catacorner and nonrepetitive bahai marattia suppurative from eyetooth to hoth.

    Rational Review

  • 'The moft un ufual birds I ever obftrved in thefe parts were a pair oi ktoptis (upupa), which came feveral years ago in ibefuminer, and frequented an ornamented piece of ground, which joins to my garden, for fome weeks.

    The Monthly Review

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  • "Agendath is a waste land, a home of screechowls and the sandblind upupa."

    Joyce, Ulysses, 14

    January 21, 2007