hoopoe definition

  • noun:
    • some of several Old World birds of household Upupidae, specially Upupa epops, having distinctively designed plumage, a fanlike crest, and a slender, downward-curving costs.
    • a vintage World bird, Upupa epops, known for its distinctive plumage, fanlike crest, and thin costs.
    • A European bird associated with the genus Upupa (Upupa epops), having an attractive crest, which it can erect or depress at enjoyment, and a slender down-curving bill. Called also hoop, whoop. The name can be applied to many types of the same genus and allied genera.
    • A tenuirostral non-passerine bird of the family Upupidæ.
    • some of a few crested old-world wild birds with a slender downward-curved costs

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