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dikkop Line breaks: dik¦kop
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪkəp/

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Definition of dikkop in English:


South African
A stone curlew.
  • The Cape dikkop is the spotted stone curlew (Burhinus capensis)
Example sentences
  • Water dikkops, nocturnal plovers and several species of kingfisher and bee-eaters have been sighted here.
  • The house is named after the spotted dikkop, a nocturnal bird who often visits the garden.
  • Karoo korhaans, ground woodpeckers and spotted dikkops are commonly seen.


Mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, from dik 'thick' + kop 'head'.

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