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boobook

[boo-boo k, -book] /ˈbu bʊk, -buk/
noun
1.
a small, reddish-brown spotted owl, Ninox boobook, native to Australia and New Zealand.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Dharuk bokbok (imitative)
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boobook

/ˈbuːbʊk/
noun
1.
a small spotted brown Australian owl, Ninox boobook
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