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1. n., Monkeypod or rain tree (Samanea saman 🌐), a large leguminous tree from tropical America, grown in Hawaiʻi for shade and street planting; flowers pink, tufted.

  • References:
    • Neal 401–3.
    • See saying, luhea.
    • PCP koofai.

2. n., A native legume (Sesbania tomentosa 🌐), a low to prostrate shrub with hairy, pale leaves and red or orange flowers about 2.5 cm long.

  • References:
    • Neal 450.
    • PCP koofai.

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n., A branching shrub 6 to 12 feet high, bearing large red flowers (Sesbania tomentosa).

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Lane, Pauoa, Honolulu, Oʻahu, named for a native shrub.

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