ʻakiʻaki/ ʻaki.ʻaki /
1. Reduplication of ʻaki #1; to nibble, as a fish; constant snapping at, attacking.
- PPN katikati.
2. n., Seashore rush grass (Sporobolus virginicus 🌐), a coarse grass growing on sandy beaches; used to exorcise spirits.
- Neal 66–7.
3. n., A kind of coarse red seaweed (Ahnfeltia concinna) which because of its toughness must be eaten in little bites; a good source of carrageenin, a colloid.
- KL. line 41.
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