valkuil etymology

Dutch word valkuil comes from Dutch uil, Dutch valk (A type of sailboat (see the picture). Falcon.)

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Detailed word origin of valkuil

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
uil Dutch (nld) (birds) owl. (figuratively) idiot. (insects) noctuoid, owl moth. (insects, dialectal) butterfly (generic term).
valk Dutch (nld) A type of sailboat (see the picture). Falcon.
valkuil Dutch (nld) Hawk owl (owl in the genus Ninox).