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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.

  • References:
    • Neal 858.

3. n., A sergeant fish (Abudefduf abdominalis), to about 163 mm long.

  • References:
    • PPN mamo.

4. n., Descendant, posterity.

  • Examples:
    • 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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s. A descendant; posterity below the third generation. Kin. 26:24. Children; descendants generally. Kanl. 32:52.

2. A species of bird with yellow feathers and much valued for its feathers.

3. A yellow war cloak covered with the yellow feathers of the mamo.

4. The name of a species of fish.

5. The name of a tree with beautiful blossoms; he pua nani, he laau.

adj. Yellow, from the yellow bird called mamo; aahu mamo, a yellow garment; ua aahuia i ka lole ula ame ka aahu mamo, he was clothed in a red coat and a yellow robe.

Mamo (mā'-mo), adj.

/ mā'-mo / Parker Haw to Eng,

Yellow, from the yellow bird called mamo; aahu mamo, a yellow garment; Ua aahuia i ka lole ula ame kaaahu mamo. He was clothed in a red coat and a yellow robe.

Mamo (mā'-mo), n.

/ mā'-mo / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A descendant; posterity below the third generation.

2. Children; descendants generally.

3. A bird (Drepanis pacifica).

4. A yellow war cloak covered with the feathers of the mamo.

5. Same as mamamo, a species of fish.

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