Hawaiian Dictionary: Hawaiian-English, English-Hawaiian by Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert

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N. A small native shrub (Lycium sandwicense) growing near salt marshes and among rocks near the sea. 6 cm long; small white to blue-tinted flowers; and small red berries. (Neal 740) Also ʻākulikuli ʻaeʻae, ʻākulikuli ʻōhelo, and ʻōhelo kai. 3. n. Water hyssop, a succulent herb (Bacopa monnieria). Niʻihau Cf. Neal 759. 4. Redup. of ʻae 4. ʻAeʻae kai, raise of the tide; froth of the sesa. ʻaʻe Redup. of ʻaʻe. ea n. A small green fish resembling the hīnālea, used as pani (food or drink taken to finish a medical treatment) for certain diseases of children of the ʻea type.

Apo, ʻapoʻapo. pu Same as aʻapau. ʻaʻapu 1. nvs. Coconut-shell cup; cuplike. Also ʻapu. ʻaʻapu To form a cup of the hollow of the hand; to fold a leaf into a cup 2. vi. To warp, bend, ruffle. ʻaʻa pua n. Arrow case, quiver. haka n. Girdle, belt. , loin belt. puʻu n. 1. Capsular ligament. 2. Knots in a fish net. puʻu n. Sharp or waterworn, coarse gravel or rock. wai Same as ʻapuwai, a variety of taro. ʻaʻau 1. vi. To move here and there, wander, rove; to ripple, as the sea. Ka lele ʻaʻau o ka manu, the flight here and there [as in fright] of the bird.

Coarse, as wrinkled or blotched skin; lean, as fish. Also ʻaua, māʻaua. Puaʻa ʻaʻaua, old tough pig. ʻaʻawa 1. n. Wrasse fishes, Hawaiian hogfish (Bodianus bilunulatus), considered ʻaumākua by some. The name ʻaʻawa may be qualified by the terms ʻeʻa, hai ʻeʻa, lelo, ule holu (pliable penis). Also poʻou. ) 2. Same as ʻaʻawa hua kukui. 3. Name given for an insect that destroys potatoes. ) ʻaʻawa hua kukui n. 5 to 6 cm, shiny and wrinkled above, brown-wooly beneath; small, clustered, cream-colored flowers; ovoid fruits about 5 cm long, each with two to four thick valves containing orange pulp and black oily seeds.

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