ʻānapanapa/ ʻā.napa.napa /
1. Reduplication of ʻanapa.
2. n., Hawaiian soap plant (Colubrina asiatica 🌐), a twining shrub, distributed from Africa, India, and Australia to Polynesia, with ovate- to heart-shaped leaves and small round fruits. The leaves form a lather in water and have long been used as soap on Pacific islands. The plant is mistakenly reported to be poisonous.
- Neal 541.
3. n., Red seaweeds (Gelidium 🌐 spp.); small, stiff, branching, edible plants.
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