from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A cloak made wholly or partly from the feathers of this bird.

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  • noun Either of two extinct species of Hawaiian honeycreepers of the genus Drepanis.

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  • noun black honeycreepers with yellow feathers around the tail; now extinct


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From Hawaiian mamo.


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