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ʻeleʻele

/ ʻele.ʻele / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvs., Black, dark, the black color of Hawaiian eyes.

  • References:
    • PPN kelekele.

2. n., Variety of tapa said to have originated at Kaumakani, Maui; it was dyed with candlenut, pāʻihi, and black mud.

3. n., Long, filamentous, green, edible seaweeds (Enteromorpha prolifera). Some kinds are among the most popular in Hawaiʻi, being eaten raw as condiments at feasts.

4. n., A cooking banana (a form of Musa xparadisiaca), valued for shiny black skin of trunk, used for designs worked into pandanus mats and hats.

  • References:
    • Neal 249.

5. Same as hinupuaʻa and naioea, varieties of taro.

6. Same as māikoiko, a variety of sugar cane.

7. n., A variety of sweet potato.

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adj., See ele. Dark colored; black; blue; dark red; brown. See uliuli; also lipolipo.

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s., Darkness; ua like ka eleele me ka uliuli.

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adv., Darkly; without much light; ke hele eleele nei au, I walk in darkness, Iob. 30:28.

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eleele

/ ĕ'-lĕ-ĕ'-lĕ / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. adj., Destitute of light, partially or entirely; black or approaching black; dark: he po eleele, a dark night.

2. adj., Having a very dark skin; dark-colored; black. See uliuli, lipolipo.

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eleele

/ ĕ'-lĕ-ĕ'-lĕ / Parker Haw to Eng,

adv., In a dark manner; obscurely; mysteriously; darkly.

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eleele

/ ĕ'-lĕ-ĕ'-lĕ / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. n., Total or partial absence of light; obscurity; darkness: ka eleele o ka po, the darkness of the night.

2. n., A black-skinned person, as a negro; a ne-grp: Na eleele o Aferika, the blacks of Africa. The more modern word is paele.

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black. Land section, Kona, Kauai.

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  • Village, ditch, small-boat harbor, landing, and elementary school, Kōloa district, Kauaʻi; Port Allen was called ʻEleʻele Landing until 1909 when it was renamed in honor of a Honolulu merchant, Samuel Cresson Allen (Stroup 35).
  • Land section, Wailuku qd., West Maui.
  • Literally, black.

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