/ (ˈməʊˌpəʊk) /
Also called (NZ): ruru a small spotted owl, Ninox novaeseelandiae, of Australia and New Zealand. In Australia the tawny frogmouth, Podargus strigoides, is very often wrongly identified as the mopoke
Australian and NZ slang a slow or lugubrious person
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Also called (NZ): morepork
Word Origin for mopoke
C19: imitative of the bird's cry
Words nearby mopoke
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