Dear Alison and Beau--
I actually have a number of wooden wind instruments that I've always called whistles, because they have a fipple mouthpiece. To me, a "flute" is blown across an open hole. I also have what I call "pan pipes" though they're more of a toy (not very well-tempered: pitch is problematic). What I'm looking for, actually, is what Alison calls an orchestra flute. However, as a result of Beau's posting, I've been looking into "traditional music-type flutes."
Does that clarify? All help is, as usual, gratefully appreciated! Mudcats are the best, always!