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umu

noun plural umu
  1. NZ another name for hangi (def. 1)

Word Origin

Māori
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Examples from the Web for umu

Historical Examples

  • Harry therefore gave the word to Umu, who in turn uttered a few sharp orders to the men, whereupon the ranks closed up.

    Harry Escombe

    Harry Collingwood

  • “So much the worse for you,” growled Umu savagely, for the delay was beginning to tell upon his patience.

    Harry Escombe

    Harry Collingwood

  • “If he has, every tenth man of your bodyguard shall lose his hands and feet,” snarled Umu savagely.

    Harry Escombe

    Harry Collingwood


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