hapu'u

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Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian hāpuʻu.

Noun[edit]

hapu'u

  1. Any of four species of tropical tree ferns of the genus Cibotium found in Hawai'i.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 36:
      The commonest species is the hapu‘u, Cibotium, a majestic and graceful fern with all the elegance of a green fountain.