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Definition of "fau" [fau]

  • A name in Polynesia of several nettle-like plants which yield fiber used in making fishinglines and nets: as, fau-songā, Pipturus argentens (Samoa). (noun)
  • A Polynesian name for Pariti tiliaceum, a tree belonging to the mallow family, with tough bark yielding cordage and very light wood used by the natives for making outriggers of canoes and for kindling fire by friction. Also hau. See balibago, corkwood, and mahoe, 1. (noun)

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Use "fau" in a sentence
  • ""I was at the school wi 'him, and never saw onything to fin' fau't wi '.""
  • ""Haith! it's no for me to fin 'fau't, though," he added, "sittin 'readin' buiks like a gowk"
  • "Not to mention that what he said wasn't even right and now he wants to make money from his massive fau paux???"
Words like "fau"
bui
contrariis
donnerai
furono
hais
llig
poedo
quaesiveris
rosso
tristo
whenua
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