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So called from one of its notes.


whaap (plural whaaps)

  1. (Britain, Scotland, dialectal) The European curlew; called also awp, whaup, great whaup, and stock whaup.
  2. (Britain, Scotland, dialectal) The whimbrel; called also May whaup, little whaup, and tang whaup.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for whaap in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)