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ʻeleao

/ ʻele.ao / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. n., Plant louse, aphid; germ, blight; blighted, as by ʻeleao. Figuratively, troublemaker.

  • Examples:
    • Ua ʻeleao ʻia ke kalo, the taro is blighted by insects.

2. n., A native fungus (Gnomania iliau), parasitic on leaf sheaths of sugar cane.

3. n., Time of light, daylight, a term used in kuwā prayers, as to indicate that a new house is free from taboo and may be occupied.

4. n., Door at the leeward end of a house.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna insects flora time

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kikino Aphid, a kind of insect. Dic. Meli ʻeleao. Honeydew, i.e. a sweet juice secreted by aphids.

Land section, Wai-kāne qd., Oʻahu. Lit., plant louse.

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