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ʻiliahi

/ ʻili.ahi / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., All Hawaiian kinds of sandalwood (Santalum 🌐 spp.), shrubs and trees, with fragrant heart wood, small pale-green or gray-green leaves, small, dull-red or greenish flowers, and small purple fruits. From about 1790 to 1830 sandalwood trees were cut and exported to China.

  • References:
    • Neal 325–6.
    • PPN asi.

2. One whose clothes wear out fast, as due to carelessness.

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Hill, Hanalei qd., Kauaʻi. Street, Nuʻu-anu, Honolulu; elementary school and playground, Wahi-a-wā, Oʻahu. Lit., sandalwood.

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