Tutu

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tutu very short skirt worn by ballerinas
    • n Tutu South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Tutu A poisonous New Zealand shrub, Coriaria ruscifolia. See Coriaria.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tutu tōō′tōō a New Zealand shrub whose black fruit makes a light wine resembling claret, while the seeds yield a poison like strychnine, and the bark, tannin—also called Tupa-kihi, Wineberry-shrub, and Toot-plant.
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Quotations

  • Elle Macpherson
    Elle Macpherson
    “I wanted so badly to study ballet, but it was really all about wearing the tutu. [On the subject of her early aspirations]”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Maori.

Usage

In literature:

A man called Tutu and his wife Ila reached the island of Tutuila, and named it so by the union of their names.
"Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before" by George Turner
Sometimes it is sweetened with the juice of the 'tutu.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Under Sai Tutu, Ashanti arose to power in the seventeenth century.
"The Negro" by W.E.B. Du Bois
In a subsequent battle Osai Tutu was surprised and killed.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
He is therefore Tutu, "the creator", a merciful and beneficent god.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
One vignette shows Tutu with arm about her husband's leg.
"Woman as Decoration" by Emily Burbank
To Teriitera (Louis) and Tapina Tutu (myself) and Aromaiterai (Lloyd) and Teiriha (Mrs. Stevenson) Salutation in the true Jesus.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Osai Tutu may be considered as the real founder of the Ashanti power.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

See them in all their glowing, neon, headdressed, bikini'd, tutu'd glory.
Human Right Activist Naomi Tutu To Keynote 10th Annual Connecticut Nonprofit Conference.
Archbishop Tutu's Last US Speech A Tribute To Young People.
Ballet — minus the tutu.
While some recall Tutu 's "passion for peace," other describe his "immense kindness" and almost all mention his "sense of humor" and "infectious laugh".
The hanging judge of Tutu 's South Africa is now a hero for misrepresenting facts and indicting Israel for defending itself.
Where Tutu (and Gandhi) went wrong.
Tutu and Bono Eat Cake.
Tutu Honor Too Too Much.
Star 102.1 was at Tutu 's.
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu shakes hands with Philippine's Philippine Kesz, 13, after awarding him with the Children's Peace Prize at the Ridderzaal in the Hague on September 19, 2012.
Marcus Miller Revisits Music of Tutu on Tour.
Miles Davis' album Tutu , released in 1986 and named for Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, was a landmark recording for the trumpeter.
Josephina Mahlaba, 60, an unemployed woman in Johannesburg, said Tutu deserved to step out of the spotlight after a lifetime of service to his countrymen.
The petite British firecracker performed her sassy smash 'Want U Back' on the results episode of 'Dancing With the Stars' last night (Oct. 2) while wearing a super cute tutu .
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In science:

TuTu] Turaev, V.G., Turner, P.(2005), Link homology and unoriented topological quantum field theory, arXiv: math.
Khovanov homology for virtual links with arbitrary coefficients
Recall that B24 has a presentation with generators s, t, u and relations stst = tsts, tutu = utut, sus = usu, tstustu = stustus.
Homology computations for complex braid groups
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