- an edible bivalve of eastern Australia, Plebidonax deltoides.
- an edible bivalve of New Zealand, Mesodesma novae-zelandiae.
Origin of pipi
Borrowed into English from Maori around 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for pipi
It was easy to see the direction of the sympathy of Pipi Valley.
I was troubled at this, and asked him if Shon was in Pipi Valley yet. '
"I know what happened in Pipi Valley," she said, timidly and wearily.
This was Kane-kua-ana, who was said to have brought the pipi (oysters) to Ewa.Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology)
W. D. (William Drake) Westervelt
Pipi, or Ruiz, selected such as he liked, and made them stand in a row.A Visit To The United States In 1841
- any of various shellfishes, esp Plebidonax deltoides of Australia or Mesodesma novae-zelandiae of New Zealand
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