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/ ʻie.ʻie / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. n., An endemic woody, branching climber (Freycinetia arborea 🌐) growing luxuriantly in forests at altitudes of about 300 to 600 m. The ringed stems end in tufts of long, narrow, spiny leaves, in the center of which flowers are borne on cylindrical spikes surrounded by leafy bracts, which are orange or green with orange bases.

  • References:
    • Neal 54.
    • PNP kiekie.

2. n., A native variety of taro with leaf blades and flowers suggesting ʻieʻie #1; the leaves are dark and glossy, the petioles reddish with yellow-green stripes.

  • References:
    • HP 18, 32.

3. vs., High, conceited.

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WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Playground, ʻAiea, Oʻahu.

  • Literally, Freycinetia vine or a taro.

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