mamo definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two extinct types of Hawaiian honeycreepers associated with genus Drepanis.
    • The sickle-billed sunbird, Drepanis pacifica, among the honey-suckers of Hawaii: exterminated in the interests of its yellowish feathers, which were utilized in making feather cloaks donned by the chiefs. It was black colored with golden-yellow rump and spine. See cut under Drepanis.
    • A cloak made completely or partially from feathers with this bird.
    • black colored honeycreepers with yellowish feathers around the tail; today extinct

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