1. n., Black Hawaiian honey creeper (Drepanis pacifica): its yellow feathers above and below the tail were used in choicest featherwork. Formerly found only on Hawaiʻi, not seen since the 1880s.
2. n., Safflower or false saffron (Carthamus tinctorius), a branching annual, 30 to 120 cm high, from Asia, grown for its flowers, which are yellow, like the feathers of the mamo bird.
- Neal 858.
3. n., A sergeant fish (Abudefduf abdominalis), to about 163 mm long.
- PPN mamo.
4. n., Descendant, posterity.
- Nā mamo o ʻIkeraʻela (Puk. 1.13), the children of Israel.
- Nā mamo pihaʻā o Kaʻaluʻalu, the driftwood descendants of Kaʻaluʻalu [said derisively of a Kaʻū person with many children, because of the abundance of driftwood at Ka-ʻaluʻalu, Kaʻū].
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