Also called (NZ) ruru. a small spotted owl, Ninox novaeseelandiae, of Australia and New Zealand. In Australia the tawny frogmouth, Podargus strigoides, is very often wrongly identified as the mopoke
(Austral & NZ, slang) a slow or lugubrious person
MOPP (mŏp) n. A cancer chemotherapy drug consisting of Mustargen; Oncovin; procarbazine hydrochloride, an antineoplastic drug; and prednisone.
[mop] /mɒp/ noun 1. a bundle of coarse yarn, a sponge, or other absorbent material, fastened at the end of a stick or handle for washing floors, dishes, etc. 2. a thick mass of hair. 3. a polishing wheel having several layers of cloth secured by a boss. verb (used with object), mopped, mopping. 4. […]
[mop-er-uhp] /ˈmɒp ərˈʌp/ noun, plural moppers-up. 1. a person or thing that mops up.
[mop-it] /ˈmɒp ɪt/ noun 1. a young child. /ˈmɒpɪt/ noun 1. a less common word for poppet (sense 1) n. endearing term for a baby, a girl, etc., c.1600, from Middle English moppe “little child, baby doll” (mid-15c.) + -et, diminutive suffix. The Middle English word also meant “simpleton, fool,” and may have been cognate […]