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1. n., Feather cloak or cape made of the feathers of the ʻōʻō, ʻiʻiwi and other birds, usually red or yellow trimmed with black or green, formerly worn by high chiefs and kings. Today about 160 have been located in museums and collections of the world, the largest being in the Bishop Museum, Honolulu. Imitation cloaks of plush, felt, paper, or dyed feathers (rare) are worn today in pageants and by members of Hawaiian societies.

  • Literally, royal cloak.

2. (Cap.) n., Same as Kaʻahuʻula.

3. See limuʻahuʻula.

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