humuhumunukunukuapuaa

[ hoo-moo-hoo-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-ah-poo-ah-ah ]
/ ˌhu muˌhu muˌnu kuˌnu kuˌɑ puˈɑ ɑ /

noun

either of two triggerfishes, especially Rhinecantus aculeatus, of Indo-Pacific coral reefs.

Nearby words

  1. humpty,
  2. humpty dumpty,
  3. humpty-dumpty,
  4. humpy,
  5. hums,
  6. humulin,
  7. humulon,
  8. humungous,
  9. humus,
  10. humvee

Origin of humuhumunukunukuapuaa

< Hawaiian: pig-snouted triggerfish (humuhumu triggerfish + nukunuku, reduplication of nuku snout + a like + puaʾa pig)

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