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huahekili

/ hua.hekili / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Hail. Literally, thunder fruit.

  • References:
    • Puk. 9.18.

2. n., Rare name for the beach naupaka (Scaevola) plant.

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s. Hua, egg, and hekili, thunder. LIT. A thunder egg.

1. A hail stone; hail. Puk. 9:18, 22. NOTE.—It generally thunders during the hail storms on the mountains of Hawaii, hence the supposition that hail was produced by thunder.

2. The name of a plant used in medicine.

Huahekili (hū'-ă-hē'-kī'-li), n.

/ hū'-ă-hē'-kī'-li / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Hua, egg, and hekili, thunder. Lit. A thunder egg.]

1. A hail stone; hail. (Thunder generally occurs during hail storms on the mountains of Hawaii, hence the supposition that hail was produced by thunder.)

2. The seed of a plant used in medicine, called also hoawa or papaahekili.

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