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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. pinkish-brown hoopoe with black-and-white wings;
[syn: Euopean hoopoe, Upupa epops]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hoopoe \Hoop"oe\, Hoopoo \Hoop"oo\, n. [So called from its cry; cf. L. upupa, Gr. ?, D. hop, F. huppe; cf. also G. wiedenhopf, OHG. wituhopfo, lit., wood hopper.] (Zool.) A European bird of the genus Upupa (Upupa epops), having a beautiful crest, which it can erect or depress at pleasure, and a slender down-curving bill. Called also hoop, whoop. The name is also applied to several other species of the same genus and allied genera.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Upupa epops n 1: pinkish-brown hoopoe with black-and-white wings [syn: Euopean hoopoe, Upupa epops]