Definition of Mopoke

1. Noun. A small, brown owl, ''Ninox novaeseelandiae'', from Australia and New Zealand; The southern boobook ¹



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Definition of Mopoke

1. an Australian bird [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mopoke

mopey
mophead
mopheads
mopidamol
mopied
mopier
mopies
mopiest
mopily
mopiness
mopinesses
moping
mopingly
mopish
mopishly
mopoke (current term)
mopokes
mopologist
mopped
mopped up
mopper
moppers
moppet
moppetry
moppets
moppier
moppiest
mopping
mopping up
moppy

Literary usage of Mopoke

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1. Eaglehawk and Crow: A Study of the Australian Aborigines, Including an by John Mathew (1899)
"... mythology and tradition—Eagle and crow—Eagle and mopoke—Mr. McLennan on traditions of primitive man—Scripture metaphors—Heraldry—Australian classes, ..."

2. In the Land of Pearl and Gold: A Pioneer's Wanderings in the Backblocks and by Alexander Macdonald (1907)
"... "Where the mopoke Calls" WE were four months out on an exploring journey in Western Australia, our main object being the tracing up of auriferous areas ..."

3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"The r sound, however, is not present in the note of the bird, although the form More-pork is perhaps even more popular than the true form mopoke. ..."

4. The Victoria Post Office Directory (1869)
"... Chs., miner, mopoke Gully Bowman, Arch, and John, miners Bradford, Wm., bkr., ... miner, Peel st Hornby, Josiah, miner Hunter, Ну., miner, mopoke Gy. ..."

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