kurppa

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kurppa

  1. snipe (any bird of the genus Gallinago, belonging to the family Scolopacidae)
  2. snipe, woodcock (birds in the related genera Scolopax, Coenocorypha and Lymnocryptes, belonging to the family Scolopacidae)
  3. (taxonomy) In plural only (kurpat), Scolopacidae (the family of sandpipers and snipes)
  4. (taxonomy) In plural only, Gallinago (the genus of snipes within the family Scolopacidae)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Interestingly, the only Gallinago species endemic to Finland is not called kurppa, but taivaanvuohi.

Hyponyms[edit]

birds of the genus Gallinago:

Related terms[edit]

birds in other genera: