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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Lapwing,

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dukiphath. This is generally supposed to refer to the Hoopoe, which rendering the R.V. has adopted. It is judged to be the Upupa epops. It feeds upon all sorts of insects, and its nest has a very unpleasant smell, either of which facts would be a sufficient reason for its being classed among the unclean birds. Leviticus 11:19 ; Deuteronomy 14:18 . It has a conspicuous crest on its head, which it seems proud of displaying.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Lapwing, '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/l/lapwing.html. 1897.

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