hautboy

hautboy

[hoh-boi, oh-boi]
noun

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

hautboyist, noun
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hautboy (ˈəʊbɔɪ)
 
n
1.  hautbois strawberry, Also called: haubois a strawberry, Fragaria moschata, of central Europe and Asia, with large fruit
2.  an archaic word for oboe
 
[C16: from French hautbois, from haut high + bois wood, of Germanic origin; see bush1]

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hautboy
1575, from Fr. hautbois "high wood" (see oboe).
"This Pageaunt waz clozd vp with a delectable harmony of Hautboiz, Shalmz, Coronets, and such oother looud muzik." [Robert Laneham, 1575]
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