Hoopoe meaning

ho͝o'po͝o, -pō
Any of several birds of the family Upupidae found in Eurasia and Africa, especially Upupa epops, having distinctively patterned plumage, a fanlike crest, and a slender, downward-curving bill.
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An Old World coraciiform bird (Upupa epops) of a family (Upupidae) having only one species, with a long curved bill and an erectile crest.
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An Old World bird, Upupa epops, known for its distinctive plumage, fanlike crest, and slender bill.
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Origin of hoopoe

  • Alteration (influenced by Latin ūpupa) of obsolete hoop from French huppe from Old French from Vulgar Latin ūppa alteration of Latin upupa, ūpupa of imitative origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Alteration of obsolete hoopoop, from earlier hoop, from Middle French huppe, from Latin upupa.
    From Wiktionary