amamau

noun
ama·​mau | \ ¦ämə¦mau̇ \
plural -s

Definition of amamau

: a small Hawaiian tree fern (Sadleria cyatheoides) of the family Cyatheaceae having petioles which yield soft hairs used for the same purposes as pulu

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First Known Use of amamau

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amamau

Hawaiian ama'uma'u

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“Amamau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amamau. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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