1. [syn: hoopoe, hoopoo]
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):
n 1: any of several crested Old World birds with a slender
downward-curved bill [syn: hoopoe, hoopoo]