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whaup

[ hwahp, hwawp, wahp, wawp ]
/ ʰwɑp, ʰwɔp, wɑp, wɔp /
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noun Scot.
a curlew, Numenius arquata.
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Origin of whaup

1505–15; perhaps representing earlier *whalp, akin (by gradation) to Old English hwilpe plover
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British Dictionary definitions for whaup

whaup
/ (wɔːp, Scottish hwɔːp) /

noun
mainly Scot a popular name for the curlew

Word Origin for whaup

C16: related to Old English huilpe, ultimately imitative of the bird's cry; compare Low German regenwilp sandpiper
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