whaup

whaup

[hwahp, hwawp, wahp, wawp]
noun Scot.
a curlew, Numenius arquata.

Origin:
1505–15; perhaps representing earlier *whalp, akin (by gradation) to Old English hwilpe plover

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whaup (wɔːp, Scottish hwɔːp)
 
n
chiefly (Scot) a popular name for the curlew
 
[C16: related to Old English huilpe, ultimately imitative of the bird's cry; compare Low German regenwilp sandpiper]

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