O and O
[oh uh nd oh]
- owned and operated.
- a combining form meaning “egg,” used in the formation of compound words: oogamous.
Origin of oo-
< Greek ōio-, combining form of ōión egg1
or o·o, o’·o
- any of several species of Hawaiian honey eaters of the genus Moho, especially the extinct M. nobilis, of the island of Hawaii, that had black plumage and two tufts of yellow plumes used to make ceremonial robes for the Hawaiian kings.
Origin of o-o
First recorded in 1885–90, o-o is from the Hawaiian word ʿōʿō
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Examples from the Web for oo
Oo may whack my boat all to pieces, baby—come back to Janey!
"Hide 'oo eyes and count," said Kathleen, junior, in a compelling voice.Grey Town
The U (oo in fool) is an obscured or impure pronunciation of the O.
No vowels are doubled in the same syllable like ee, oo, in English.Elements of Gaelic Grammar
I must have a letter from oo, to fill the other side of this sheet.The Journal to Stella
- egg or ovumoosperm
from Greek ōion egg 1
Word Origin and History for oo
word-forming element meaning "egg, eggs," from Greek oon "egg," cognate with Latin ovum, Old Norse egg (see egg (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Egg; ovum:oogenesis.
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