1 thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus [syn: tappa]
2 a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark [syn: tappa]
- Rhymes: -æpə
- A kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry; — sometimes called also kapa.
- Second-person singular imperative present form of tapma.
- Hyphenation: ta·pa
- Rhymes: -ɑpɑ
Etymology 2inflected form of tappaa
EtymologyCommon Malayo-Polynesian, compare Indonesian tambang
- to shiver
The word Tapa can refer to many different things:
- Tapa, Estonia, a town
- Tapa (air base), an interceptor aircraft base in Estonia
- Tapa, Afghanistan, a place in Afghanistan
- Tapa cloth, a traditional cloth from Polynesia
- The hats that usually accompany zoot suits.
- Tapa (Filipino cuisine)
- Tapa (game), similar to backgammon
- Tapa (India), a Hindu meditation technique
- Tapas, a Spanish snack
- TAPA, the standardly used abbreviation for the classical studies research journal Transactions of the American Philological Association
- Tapa Tchermoeff
- Tapa (Transported Asset Protection Association), a voluntary association that sets freight security requirements in the global supply chain
- VC Bird International Airport, ICAO airport code
- TAPA, abbreviation for the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts.
tapa in Czech: Tapa (rozcestník)
tapa in German: Tapa
tapa in Spanish: Tapa (desambiguación)
tapa in Finnish: Tapa