Hautboy



[hoh-boi, oh-boi] /ˈhoʊ bɔɪ, ˈoʊ bɔɪ/

noun
1.
1 (def 1).
/ˈəʊbɔɪ/
noun
1.
Also called hautbois strawberry, haubois (ˈəʊbɔɪ). a strawberry, Fragaria moschata, of central Europe and Asia, with large fruit
2.
an archaic word for oboe
n.

1570s, from French hautbois “high wood” (15c.; see oboe). The “high” is haut in its secondary sense of “high-pitched.” Frequently nativized as hoboy.

This Pageaunt waz clozd vp with a delectable harmony of Hautboiz, Shalmz, Coronets, and such oother looud muzik. [Robert Laneham, 1575]

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