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ʻōkole

/ ʻō.kole / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. n., Anus, buttocks (less polite than lemu).

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    • ʻŌkole maluna, Hawaiian translation of English toast “bottoms up” [this expression is condemned by older Hawaiians as vulgar and indecent because of the sacredness of the human body in, old belief].
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2. A sea creature, eaten cooked, perhaps a sea anemone.

3. A kind of birthmark; round, black, and raised higher than the surface of the skin; believed caused by the mother's eating an annelid when pregnant.

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kikino, Sea anemone.

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