o-o-a-a

noun
\ ˈōˌōˈäˌä, ˌōəˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of o-o-a-a

: a bird of the family Meliphagidae (Moho braccatus) confined to the island of Kauai

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History and Etymology for o-o-a-a

Hawaiian ʽōʽō-ʽāʽā, from ʽōʽō oo + ʽaʽa dwarf

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“O-o-a-a.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/o-o-a-a. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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