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o-o

Syllabification: o-o
Pronunciation: /ˈōō
 
/
(also oo)

Definition of o-o in English:

noun (plural o-os)

A honeyeater (bird) found in Hawaii, now probably extinct, which had a thin curved bill and climbed about on tree trunks.
  • Genus Moho, family Meliphagidae

Origin

late 19th century: from Hawaiian.

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