- Also called: hautbois strawberry, haubois (ˈəʊbɔɪ) a strawberry, Fragaria moschata, of central Europe and Asia, with large fruit
- an archaic word for oboe
1570s, from French hautbois “high wood” (15c.; see oboe). The “high” is haut in its secondary sense of “high-pitched.” Frequently nativized as hoboy.
This Pageaunt waz clozd vp with a delectable harmony of Hautboiz, Shalmz, Coronets, and such oother looud muzik. [Robert Laneham, 1575]