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mopoke

Line breaks: mo¦poke
Pronunciation: /ˈməʊpəʊk/

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Definition of mopoke in English:

noun

1 (also morepork) Australian another term for boobook.
1.1A tawny frogmouth (see frogmouth).

Origin

early 19th century: imitative of the bird's cry.

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