mopoke

mopoke
n. type of owl found in Oceania; (Australian slang) idiot; unhappy person

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • mopoke — also called  Morepork,         in Australia, two bird species known elsewhere as the tawny frogmouth (see frogmouth); the Australian boobook owl is also sometimes called mopoke. * * * …   Universalium

  • mopoke — /ˈmoʊpoʊk / (say mohpohk) noun 1. → boobook (def. 1). 2. → tawny frogmouth. 3. Colloquial a slow, stupid or miserable looking person. Also, morepork /ˈmɔpɔk/ (say mawpawk). {? variant of boobook; ? im …  

  • mopoke — noun A small, brown owl, Ninox novaeseelandiae, from Australia and New Zealand; The southern boobook …   Wiktionary

  • mopoke —   n. see morepork …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • mopoke — n. (also morepork) 1 a boobook. 2 an Australian nocturnal insect eating bird, Podargus strigoides. Also called FROGMOUTH. Etymology: imit. of the bird s cry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Southern Boobook — Mopoke Morepork in Warkworth, New Zealand Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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  • morepork — var. of MOPOKE. * * * morepork see mopoke …   Useful english dictionary

  • more|pork — «mr PRK, mohr POHRK», noun. = mopoke. (Cf. ↑mopoke) …   Useful english dictionary

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