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alani Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Brown seaweeds (Dictyota 🌐 spp.), regularly divided into narrow segments. They are so bitter that they will taint other seaweeds put with them and can be eaten but little and by some are considered poisonous.

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2. An Oʻahu tree (Pelea sandwicensis or P. oahuensis), with oblong, fragrant leaves (like the mokihana of Kauaʻi), which were used for scenting tapa.

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3. An upland moss.

Tags: flora limu medicine trees Oʻahu tapa

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alani Parker, Haw to Eng / ā-lă'-nĭ /,

1. n., Name given to the genus of trees and shrubs called Pelea of the family Rutaceae.

2. n., Name of a timber tree used in fitting up canoes.

3. n., The name of a mountain on Lānaʻi.

4. n., English. Orange, the fruit of Citrus aurantium.

5. n., The orange tree.

6. n., Name of a breeze on Lānaʻi, from the name of the mountain. He alani ko Liloa
Kapa ala o na kaha.

7. n., Seamoss of the species of limu. It is bitter, and very similar to the lipoa.

Tags: flora trees Lānaʻi foods winds limu

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Alani Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Drive, Woodlawn, upper Mānoa, Honolulu, perhaps named for a tree (Pelea sandwicensis).

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