[ hoo-moo-hoo-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-ah-poo-ah-ah ]
/ ˌhu muˌhu muˌnu kuˌnu kuˌɑ puˈɑ ɑ /
either of two triggerfishes, especially Rhinecantus aculeatus, of Indo-Pacific coral reefs.
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Origin of humuhumunukunukuapuaa
< Hawaiian: pig-snouted triggerfish (humuhumu triggerfish + nukunuku, reduplication of nuku snout + a like + puaʾa pig)
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