haehae/ hae.hae /
1. Reduplication of hae #2, hae #3; to tear to bits, tease.
- Ua pau ʻo Iosepa i ka ʻīlifo hihiu, ʻoiaʻiʻo nō, ua haehae ʻia ʻo Iosepa (Kin. 37.33), Joseph is devoured by a wild beast; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
2. Reduplication of hae #1.
3. n., A native variety of taro in the piko group, characterized by having the two basal lobes of the leaf blade separated up to the piko (point of joining with the leaf stem); a hardy taro often grown commercially for poi, formerly common at Kaʻanapali, Maui, where strong winds tore the leaves (hence haehae).
- HP 29, 32.
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