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whaup

[hwahp, hwawp, wahp, wawp] /ʰwɑp, ʰwɔp, wɑp, wɔp/
noun, Scot.
1.
a curlew, Numenius arquata.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; perhaps representing earlier *whalp, akin (by gradation) to Old English hwilpe plover
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whaup

/wɔːp; Scottish hwɔːp/
noun
1.
(mainly Scot) a popular name for the curlew
Word Origin
C16: related to Old English huilpe, ultimately imitative of the bird's cry; compare Low German regenwilp sandpiper
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