Definition of boobook in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbuːbʊk/


A small Australasian owl which has a characteristic double hoot reminiscent of the call of the European cuckoo. Also called mopoke or morepork.
  • Genus Ninox, family Strigidae: two species, especially the common N. novaeseelandiae.
Example sentences
  • So it was a group of four that finally made it to where humans had been keeping boobooks in captivity.
  • Did he by chance know a boobook owl named Hala?
  • Bryan lives near Traralgon South, and took these photos of a baby boobook and its mother near his home.


Early 19th century: imitative of its call.

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