banana Pukui-Elbert Eng to Haw, Maiʻa (for various kinds and unfavorable connotations, see Haw.-Eng. entry and entries tagged maiʻa). Examples: A banana tree, hollow inside, he pū maiʻa, he ʻolohaka o loko (of a weakling). Big as a banana stalk, nui pū maiʻa (of a weakling). Related: Also: aʻeaʻe, āewa, ʻeka, hualau, lahi, maoli ʻili lahilahi, pākanaloa, nuʻuhiwa; lohelohe i honua (poetic), kahiki, kahiki hae, kahiki mauki, kahiki puhu, kūkanaloa. Banana blossoms and sheath, pola. Dry banana leaf, lauhulu. Banana bunch, ʻāhui maiʻa. Hand, as of banana, ʻekā, keʻa. Banana bark, weo. Banana stalk, pū maiʻa. Mountain banana patch, ʻeʻa. Unhealthy condition of banana fruit, hākonakona. Mashed ripe bananas and water, poi maiʻa. Banana pudding, pepeieʻe, paipaieʻe, piele. References: See ex., ʻeʻa #2, ripe. Tags: flora food maiʻa poetic Ua hoʻololi ʻia e ko Wehewehe Wikiwiki. / This entry was modified by Wehewehe Wikiwiki.