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tapa1

[tah-pah] /ˈtɑ pɑ/
noun, Usually, tapas
1.
(especially in Spain) a snack or appetizer, typically served with wine or beer.
Origin
< Spanish: literally, cover, lid (probably < Germanic; see tap2)

tapa2

[tah-puh, tap-uh] /ˈtɑ pə, ˈtæp ə/
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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Examples from the web for tapa
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for tapa

tapa

/ˈtɑːpə/
noun
1.
the inner bark of the paper mulberry
2.
a paper-like cloth made from this in the Pacific islands
Word Origin
C19: from Marquesan and Tahitian
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