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mopoke

/ˈməʊˌpəʊk/
noun
1.
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
2.
(Austral & NZ, slang) a slow or lugubrious person
Also called (NZ) morepork
Word Origin
C19: imitative of the bird's cry
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