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tap house
tap into
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tap pants
tap water
tap wrench
tap-dance
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tapa bark
Tapadera
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tapas
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Tape
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tapa definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus [syn: tapa, tapa bark, tappa, tappa bark]
2: a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark [syn: tapa, tappa]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Marquesan & Tahitian Date: 1817 a coarse cloth made in the Pacific islands from the pounded bark especially of the paper mulberry and usually decorated with geometric patterns II. noun Etymology: Spanish, literally, cover, lid, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English tęppa tap Date: 1939 an hors d'oeuvre served with drinks especially in Spanish bars — usually used in plural

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the bark of a paper-mulberry tree. 2 cloth made from this, used in the Pacific islands. Etymology: Polynesian

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tapa Ta"pa, n. A kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry; -- sometimes called also kapa.




 


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