[ el-uh-pahy-oh ]
/ ˌɛl əˈpaɪ oʊ /
noun, plural el·e·pai·os.
a small brown-backed or gray-backed Hawaiian flycatcher, Chasiempis sandwichensis, having white wing bars, a white rump, and a blackish cocked tail.
- elephant bird,
- elephant butte,
- elephant ear,
- elephant fish
Origin of elepaio
From the Hawaiian word ʿelepaio
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Examples from the Web for elepaio
Elepaio, a small green bird (Chasiempis sandwichensis), p. 125.Hawaiian Folk Tales|Various