Definition of boobook in English:

boobook

noun

  • A small Australasian owl which has a characteristic double hoot reminiscent of the call of the European cuckoo.

    Also called mopoke or morepork
    • ‘Bryan lives near Traralgon South, and took these photos of a baby boobook and its mother near his home.’
    • ‘So it was a group of four that finally made it to where humans had been keeping boobooks in captivity.’
    • ‘Did he by chance know a boobook owl named Hala?’
    • ‘I helped the race of boobook owls escape from humans!’

Origin

Early 19th century: imitative of its call.

Pronunciation:

boobook

/ˈbuːbʊk/