pipi

[pee-pee]
noun, plural pi·pi, pi·pis.
  1. an edible bivalve of eastern Australia, Plebidonax deltoides.
  2. an edible bivalve of New Zealand, Mesodesma novae-zelandiae.

Origin of pipi

Borrowed into English from Maori around 1810–20
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pipi

noun plural pipi or pipis
  1. any of various shellfishes, esp Plebidonax deltoides of Australia or Mesodesma novae-zelandiae of New Zealand

Word Origin for pipi

Māori
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