Hautboy meaning

hō'boi', ō'boi'
An oboe.
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An early type of oboe.
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(dated, music) The oboe.
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(music) A reed stop on an organ giving a similar sound.
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A tall-growing strawberry, Fragaria elatior, having a musky flavour.
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Origin of hautboy

  • French hautbois from Old French haut high haughty bois wood (of Germanic origin)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary