1. nvs. Resemblance, appearance, likeness, match; suitable, agreeable, appropriate, matching, in good taste, attractive, becoming, pleasing, fit, like, resembling, alike, similar. See kohu aliʻi, kohu like, kohu pono. ʻAʻohe kohu iki, most inappropriate, unsuitable, in very bad taste, absurd. Kohu kēnā pāpale iāʻoe, that hat is becoming to you. He kohu haole nō ke namu mai, talks just like a white person. ʻO kēlā kanaka, he kohu Pukikī ʻoe ke nānā aku, he looks just like a Portuguese. Hiki i ke kameleona ke ʻoʻolopū i kona kohu ʻana, i hinahina, i ʻōmaʻomaʻo, i ʻeleʻele, the chameleon can change his appearance to gray, green, black. Ua kohu au me ia lā, me ka liko lehua o uka, I'm a good match for her, for the lehua bud of the upland [a young girl]. hoʻo.kohu To assume a likeness to; to presume to; to make advances, perhaps hypocritically; to take a fancy to; to have a crush on; presumption, pretense. Mea hoʻokohu, thing that matches, accessories. Nānā aku ʻoe i ka hoʻokohu o mea iā Pole, see how so-and-so is infatuated with Pole. ʻAʻole hoʻi i ka hoʻokohu o ka makeʻe waiwai (1 Tes. 2.5), nor a pretense of covetousness. Hoʻokohu ka ua i uka, how fit and pleasing is the rain of the uplands.
2. nvs. Sap, stain, blot; stained, discolored. Mālama o kohu kō lole, be careful or you'll stain your dress. Wai i kohu i nā hua waina (Nah. 6.3), liquor of grapes; lit., liquid that is juice in grapes. Kohu ʻīnika, ink blot.
3. See limu kohu.