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1. n., A small native tree (Ochrosia compta) related to the hao (Rauvolfia 🌐) and closely resembling it, but the leaves thicker, the yellow flowers fragrant, and the twinned fruits yellow and much larger. Formerly, bark and roots yielded a yellow dye for tapa.

  • References:
    • Neal 691.

2. nvt., Tapa dyed with hōlei; to dye thus.

3. n., An introduced yellow dotted cloth.

4. n., A variety of sweet potato.

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Pali and ancient village, Puna qd., Hawaiʻi. A supernatural rat, ʻĀpua, lived here; he was shot by Pikoi-a-ka-ʻalalā. Street, Diamond Head section, Honolulu. (TM.) Lit., Ochrosia sandwicensis, a native tree.

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