hautboy

[ hoh-boi, oh-boi ]
/ ˈhoʊ bɔɪ, ˈoʊ bɔɪ /
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noun

Origin of hautboy

1565–75; < Middle French hautbois, equivalent to haut high (see haughty) + bois wood (see bush1)

Related forms

haut·boy·ist, noun
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hautboy

/ (ˈəʊbɔɪ) /

noun

Also called: hautbois strawberry, haubois (ˈəʊbɔɪ) a strawberry, Fragaria moschata, of central Europe and Asia, with large fruit
an archaic word for oboe

Word Origin for hautboy

C16: from French hautbois, from haut high + bois wood, of Germanic origin; see bush 1
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