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ʻawapuhi

/ ʻawa.puhi / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. n., Wild ginger (Zingiber zerumbet 🌐), a forest herb with narrow leaves arranged along a stalk 30 to 60 cm high, bearing on a separate stalk small yellowish flowers in an oblong head, and having aromatic underground stems; a native of India.

2. n., A variety of sweet potato.

3. n., A type of taro (no data).

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Street, Mānoa, Honolulu. Lit., ginger.

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