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boobook

[boo-boo k, -book]
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noun
  1. a small, reddish-brown spotted owl, Ninox boobook, native to Australia and New Zealand.

Origin of boobook

First recorded in 1795–1805, boobook is from the Dharuk word bokbok (imitative)
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  • Thus Australia's reputation was added to even by the Boobook Owl.

    An Australian Bird Book

    John Albert Leach


British Dictionary definitions for boobook

boobook

noun
  1. a small spotted brown Australian owl, Ninox boobook
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