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n., A small seaside shrub (Wikstroemia 🌐 sp.). The root bark is used externally for sores, and stems and bark of branches for coughs. Branches and leaves are mixed with rasped seeds of Barringtonia asiatica 🌐 (syn. B. speciosa) to stupefy fish. See ʻakia #1.

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    • PNP ʻaoa.

Nā LepiliTags: flora medicine

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s. Name of a pleasant seabreeze at Honolulu; he paa o aoaoa lani.

Aoaoa (āo-ā'o-a), n.

/ āo-ā'o-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Mod.] An imitative word meaning a dog.

Aoaoa (ā-o'a-o'a), n.

/ ā-o'a-o'a / Parker Haw to Eng,

A sea breeze that blows gently toward land, especially over Honolulu.

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