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ʻieʻie

/ ʻie.ʻie / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., An endemic woody, branching climber (Freycinetia arborea) growing luxuriantly in forests at altitudes of about 300 to 600 m. The ringed stems end in tufts of long, narrow, spiny leaves, in the center of which flowers are borne on cylindrical spikes surrounded by leafy bracts, which are orange or green with orange bases. (Neal 54.) ʻIeʻie was one of five plants used on the hula altar (see palai). Also ʻie. PNP kiekie.

2. n., A native variety of taro with leaf blades and flowers suggesting ʻieʻie 1; the leaves are dark and glossy, the petioles reddish with yellow-green stripes. (HP 18, 32.)

3. vs., High, conceited. hō.ʻie.ʻie, hoʻo.ʻie.ʻie Caus/sim.

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s. The leaves of the ie formerly used in decorating the gods of Hawaii, generally made into wreaths; he ieie huewai, he ieie hula.

adj. He poo ieie no Hilo; a kind of lei for the head used by Hilo people.

v. To be decorated with leaves; to be dressed in wreaths.

2. Hoo. To be ennobled; to be dignified.

adj. Hoo. Proud; pompous; light minded.

Ieie (ĭ'e-ĭ'e), adj.

/ ĭ'e-ĭ'e / Parker Haw to Eng,

Decorated or covered with the leaves of the ie. He poo ieie.

Ieie (ĭ'e-ĭ'e), adj.

/ ĭ'e-ĭ'e / Parker Haw to Eng,

Proud; haughty; arrogant; manifesting self-esteem.

Ieie (ĭ'e-ĭ'e), n.

/ ĭ'e-ĭ'e / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A tall woody climber (Freycinetia arnotti). Syn: ie.

2. The leaves of the ieie, generally made into wreaths and formerly used in decorating the gods of Hawaii: He ieie hula.

Ieie (ĭ'e-ĭ'e), v.

/ ĭ'e-ĭ'e / Parker Haw to Eng,

To be decorated with leaves; to be dressed in wreaths.

Playground, ʻAiea, Oʻahu. Lit., Freycinetia vine or a taro.

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