amamau

noun

ama·​mau
¦ämə¦mau̇
plural -s
: a small Hawaiian tree fern (Sadleria cyatheoides) of the family Cyatheaceae having petioles which yield soft hairs used for the same purposes as pulu

Word History

Etymology

Hawaiian ama'uma'u

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amamau was in 1888

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“Amamau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amamau. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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