hautboy definition

  • noun:
    • An oboe.
    • The oboe.
    • A reed end on an organ providing a similar sound.
    • A tall-growing strawberry, Fragaria elatior, having a musky flavour.
    • A wind tool, sounded through a reed, and similar in shape on clarinet, however with a thinner tone. Now more commonly known as oboe. See Illust. of oboe.
    • sort of strawberry (Fragaria elatior).
    • A wind-instrument of timber, seemed through a double reed: in present use more commonly in Italian form oboe.
    • In botany, a type of strawberry, Fragaria elatior, developing in European countries at reasonable altitudes.
    • In organ-building, identical to oboe, 2.
    • a slender double-reed tool; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece

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