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o'o

or 'ō·'ō

[ oh-oh ]
/ ˈoʊ oʊ /
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noun, plural o’·os.

any of several species of Hawaiian birds of the extinct genus Moho, especially the extinct M. nobilis (Hawaiian o'o), which had black plumage and two tufts of yellow plumes used to make ceremonial robes for the Hawaiian kings. The last surviving species was M. braccatus (Kauai o'o), classified as extinct in 1987.

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Origin of o'o

First recorded in 1885–90; from Hawaiian ʿōʿō

Definition for o'o (2 of 2)

oo-

a combining form meaning “egg,” used in the formation of compound words: oogamous.

Origin of oo-

<Greek ōio-, combining form of ōiónegg1
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British Dictionary definitions for o'o

oo-

o-


combining form

egg or ovumoosperm

Word Origin for oo-

from Greek ōion egg 1
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Medical definitions for o'o

oo-

pref.

Egg; ovum:oogenesis.
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