Definition of Pipturus albidus

1. Noun. Hawaiian tree of genus Pipturus having a bark (tapa) from which tapa cloth is made.

Group relationships: Genus Pipturus, Pipturus
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pipturus Albidus

Piperales
Pipil
Pipile
Pipilo
Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Pipistrellus
Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Pipistrellus subflavus
Pipola
Pippa
Pipracil
Pipridae
Piptadenia
Piptadenia macrocarpa
Pipturus
Pipturus albidus (current term)
Pipturus argenteus
Piqueria
Piraeus
Pirahã
Pirandellian
Pirandello
Piranga
Piranga flava hepatica
Piranga ludoviciana
Piranga olivacea
Piranga rubra
Pirani
Pirani gauge
Pirate

Literary usage of Pipturus albidus

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1. All about Hawaii (1911)
"... easily takes first place for the finer grades produced, while the mamaki (Pipturus albidus), followed it a close second. ..."

2. Hawaiian Antiquities (Moolelo Hawaii) by David Malo (1903)
"... (Pipturus albidus) was another of the plants whose bark was made into tapa and used as blankets, malos and pa-us. This was a tree that grew wild in the ..."

3. Reprint of the Original Descriptions of the Genus Achatinella by E. W. Thwing, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (1907)
"(25 2-5 mill.), breadth 0.57 in. (14 1-2 mill.). Length of aperture 0.52 in. (13 1-5 mill.). Weight 10.00 grains. Station. On the Mamaki (Pipturus albidus). ..."

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