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- n. Either of two extinct species of Hawaiian honeycreepers of the genus Drepanis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sickle-billed sunbird, Drepanis pacifica, one of the honey-suckers of Hawaii: exterminated for the sake of its yellow feathers, which were used in making feather cloaks worn by the chiefs. It was black with golden-yellow rump and lower back. See cut under Drepanis.
- n. A cloak made wholly or partly from the feathers of this bird.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. black honeycreepers with yellow feathers around the tail; now extinct
From Hawaiian mamo. (Wiktionary)