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roc

[rok]
noun Arabian Mythology.
a bird of enormous size and strength.

Origin:
1570–80; < Arabic rukhkh, probably < Persian rukh; see rook2

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roc (rɒk)
 
n
(in Arabian legend) a bird of enormous size and power
 
[C16: from Arabic rukhkh, from Persian rukh]

ROC
 
abbreviation for
Royal Observer Corps

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roc
large, ferocious bird of fable, 1579, from Arabic rukhkh, from Pers. rukh. Mentioned in Marco Polo's account of Madagascar, modern use is mostly from "Arabian Nights."
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ROC
  1. Greater Rochester [NY] International Airport

  2. Republic of China (Taiwan)

  3. rest of Canada (other than Quebec)

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