Definition of Hammerkop

1. n. A bird of the Heron family; the umber.



Definition of Hammerkop

1. Noun. A bird from southern Africa, ''Scopus umbretta'', of the Scopidae family and related to the herons. ¹

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Definition of Hammerkop

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Medical Definition of Hammerkop

1. A bird of the Heron family; the umber. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hammerkop

hammerable
hammercloth
hammercloths
hammered
hammered dulcimer
hammerer
hammerers
hammerhead
hammerhead ribozyme
hammerhead shark
hammerhead sharks
hammerheads
hammering
hammerings
hammerkop (current term)
hammerkops
hammerless
hammerlike
hammerlock
hammerlocks
hammerman
hammermen
hammermill
hammers
hammersmith
hammersmiths
hammerspace
hammerstone
hammerstones

Literary usage of Hammerkop

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1. Eclipse & OK̓elly: Being a Complete History So Far as is Known of that by Theodore Andrea Cook (1907)
"hammerkop . . . 5 FOUR MILES AND 856 YARDS. (Steeplechase over Thirty Fences.) 1906. Liverpool Grand National. Ascetic's Silver (lost. 9) 9-34$ 1893. ..."

2. A Country Schoolmaster by James Shaw (1899)
"The building and decorating of these bowers must have cost much trouble, and are certainly wonderful specimens of bird- architecture. The hammerkop of South ..."

3. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1901)
"(hammerkop.) A pair of these highly interesting and peculiar birds have been constructing a huge nest in a willow tree near this place for the last month, ..."

4. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1904)
"... Major E. Loder's hammerkop was second, and Mr. A. Raphael's Skyscraper third. Ten ran. 30. Lord Monkswell formally opened the Marble Hill Park at ..."

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