UpupaU"pu*pa\ (?; 277), n. [L., the hoopoe.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of birds which includes the common hoopoe.
|type genus of the Upupidae|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|