And a "borogove' is a thin shabby-looking bird with its feathers sticking out all round -- something like a live mop."

By Lewis Carroll
from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872

BOROGOVE. An extinct kind of parrot. They had no wings, beaks turned up, and made their nests under sundials; lived on veal.


Carroll's definition, printed in 1855, cited by The Annotated Alice

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