Middle English Dictionary Entry

wọ̄de-cok n.
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1.
(a) The European woodcock (Scolopax rusticola); also, the meat of the woodcock as fare for birds of prey;—also pl.; a daring (fal) of wodecokes, a covey of woodcocks; (b) a robin, wren, or other small songbird;—?error for ruddok(e n.; (c) a pictorial representation of a woodcock; (d) a woodcock as an item of commerce; (e) a woodcock as human food;—also coll.; (f) in conventional comparison and proverb; (g) as surname; (h) in place names.