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hautboy (ˈəʊbɔɪ Pronunciation for hautboy

Definitions

noun

  1. Also called: hautbois strawberry, haubois. a strawberry, Fragaria moschata, of central Europe and Asia, with small round fruit
  2. an archaic word for oboe

Word Origin

C16: from French hautbois, from haut high + bois wood, of Germanic origin; see bush1

Example Sentences Including 'hautboy'

Put a shine on your old crumhorn and haul out your hautboy.
Irish Times (2002)

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