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ʻauhuhu

/ ʻau.huhu / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., A slender, shrubby legume (Tephrosia purpurea 🌐 syn. T. piscatoria), 30 to 60 cm high, with small, compound leaves, small white or purplish flowers, and narrow pods, used for poisoning fish. The plant is known from tropical Asia eastward into Polynesia.

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Point, Kohala qd., Hawaiʻi, named for a small legume with pods used for poisoning fish. The plant grew wild here, and the residents traded it, along with taro, for fish from the coast.

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