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makalapua

/ makala.pua / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

vi., Handsome, beautiful; to blossom forth.

  • Examples:
    • ʻO makalapua ulu māhiehie (Elbert and Mahoe 76), profuse bloom growing as a delight.
    • Nā hiʻona ua hele wale ā makalapua, features handsome indeed.
    • Ke kau o makalapua (Kel. 5), the spring season.
    • Nani hoʻi nā lau nahele e ʻōmaka ana, e mōhala ana ā e makalapua ana, beautiful indeed are the budding plants, opening and blossoming.

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Place, downtown Honolulu, Oʻahu, perhaps named for the song of this name (Elbert and Mahoe 75-76) honoring Queen Liliʻuokalani. Literally, profuse bloom.

  • References:
    • TM.

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