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ʻakiʻaki haole

/ ʻaki.ʻaki haole / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., Buffalo grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum 🌐), an American grass used for lawns. Some people believed that buffalo grass could be used to exorcise spirits because it had been given the same name (ʻakiʻaki) as the seashore rush grass, which was used for this purpose.

  • References:
    • Neal 72-3.

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