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hoopoe (n.)

1660s, from Latin upupa, imitative of its cry (compare Greek epops "hoopoe," Polish dudek, Russian udodu).

If anybody smears himself with the blood of this bird on his way to bed, he will have nightmares about suffocating devils. [Cambridge bestiary, 12c.]

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Definitions of hoopoe

hoopoe (n.)
any of several crested Old World birds with a slender downward-curved bill;
Synonyms: hoopoo
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