[ boo-book, -book ]
/ ˈbu bʊk, -buk /
a small, reddish-brown spotted owl, Ninox boobook, native to Australia and New Zealand.
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Origin of boobook
First recorded in 1795–1805, boobook is from the Dharuk word bokbok (imitative)
Words nearby boobook
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Example sentences from the Web for boobook
Thus Australia's reputation was added to even by the Boobook Owl.An Australian Bird Book|John Albert Leach
British Dictionary definitions for boobook
/ (ˈbuːbʊk) /
a small spotted brown Australian owl, Ninox boobook
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