Coined by Lewis Carroll, circa 1865.
borogove (plural borogoves)
- A thin shabby-looking fictional bird with its feathers sticking out all round, something like a live mop, first introduced in the nonsense poem Jabberwocky.
2006, David Brown & Kara Willey, The Worlds of Naughtenny Moore, →ISBN:
- The borogove let out a quiet chirp. Another, larger borogove squirmed in through the hole in the fabric.
2013, Mel Gilden, The Jabberwock Came Whiffling: A Novel of Fantasy, →ISBN, page 22:
- Its knee bent the wrong way, though Albert thought it was certainly the right way for the borogove . Another borogove popped out of the forest and followed the first across the road, then a third and a fourth .
2014, Daniel Coleman, Jabberwocky: A Novel, →ISBN:
- It smelled like a wet borogove.
2015, Donald Weis, Monster Lore 2, →ISBN, page 12:
- With the Borogove's long legs, they hop and step over some incoming attacks.