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ʻōkaʻi / ʻō.kaʻi / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Large night moth.

2. nvi., Tendrils of a plant; to grow, interlock, interweave, as tendrils. Cf. wiliʻōkaʻi.

3. Same as kaʻi, procession.

4. n., Blossom container of bananas.

5. n., Cords on the mouth of a fish net, as for iheihe fish.

6. Small oblong net connecting two larger fish nets.

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ʻōkaʻi / o'-ka'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. n., The tendril of a plant.

2. n., A butterfly or moth of the order Lepidoptera, so called from the proboscis, which resembles the tendril of a plant.

3. n., A crooked line of stragglers on the move.

4. n., The small oblong net used to connect the two larger nets in fishing for malolo or flying fish.

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