mopoke

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant form of morepork.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mopoke (plural mopokes)

  1. (chiefly Australia) A morepork. [from 19th c.]
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 401:
      A mopoke cried in the scrub to the north.