ʻōhiʻa/ ʻō.hiʻa /
- PCP k(a,o)(f,s)ika.
3. n., A native variety of sugar cane: deep-red and green striped cane when young, becoming bronze-red and yellow-brown on exposure (like leaves and flowers of the ʻōhiʻa ʻai, the source of its name); leaves somewhat variegated.
- HP 222, 225.
4. n., A variety of taro.
5. n., A red birthmark, said to be caused by the pregnant mother's longing for mountain apples (ʻohiʻa ʻai) and eating them.
6. vs., Tabooed, as food patches during famine, so-called because people did not eat from their taro patches, but from upland ʻōhiʻa ʻai, ti, and sweet potatoes (Ii 77).
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