hibou

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain but assumed to be imitative.

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Noun[edit]

hibou m (plural hiboux)

  1. owl (specifically, horned owl - an owl with a crest)

Usage notes[edit]

Only seven French words ending in -ou have their plurals in -oux instead of -ous: bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou.

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