tapa

1 [tah-pah]
noun Usually, tapas.
(especially in Spain) a snack or appetizer, typically served with wine or beer.

Origin:
< Spanish: literally, cover, lid (probably < Germanic; see tap2)

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tapa

2 [tah-puh, tap-uh]
noun
1.
the bark of the paper mulberry.
2.
Also called tapa cloth. a cloth of the Pacific islands made by pounding this or similar barks flat and thin, used for clothing and floor covering.

Origin:
1815–25; < Polynesian

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tapa (ˈtɑːpə)
 
n
1.  the inner bark of the paper mulberry
2.  a paper-like cloth made from this in the Pacific islands
 
[C19: from Marquesan and Tahitian]

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These early garments were made of native tapa, or bark cloth.
The oil may have been used to waterproof and dye tapa cloth.
Tapa cloth, a cloth made from the bark of the paper mulberry tree.
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