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1. nvt., Feather standard, symbolic of royalty; segment of a rainbow standing like a shaft (also a sign of royalty); to brush, sweep, switch (kā- #2 + hili).

  • Examples:
    • Haku ʻia naʻe hoʻi ka hulu o ka moa i kāhili i mua o nā aliʻi; kāhili ʻia naʻe hoʻi kō kua (FS 101), chicken feathers indeed are woven into a standard for the presence of the chiefs; your back is brushed by the kāhili.
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2. n., The crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 🌐), an ornamental shrub from China, with small oval leaves and panicles of pink, white, or purple crapy flowers.

  • References:
    • Neal 618.

3. n., A small tree (Grevillea banksii 🌐) from Australia, related to the silky oak, ʻoka kilika, but the leaves with fewer subdivisions and the flowers red or cream-white. This is a later application of kāhili to a plant. Flowers not used for lies on head or around neck because of it irritating hairs, but made into leis for hats by sewing alternate rows of flower clusters and own leaves on pandanus band.

4. n., Kāhili ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum 🌐), from the Himalaya region; much like the white ginger but with a more open flower head, the flowers with narrow yellow segment and one bright-red stamen apiece.

5. n., A seaweed, probably Turbinaria ornata 🌐.

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1. See standard.

2. See ginger.

3. See crape myrtle.

Land division, peak (3,016 feet high), falls, and park, Wai-mea district, Kauaʻi. Coastal land section, Ka-laupapa peninsula, Molokaʻi. Lit., feather standard.

  1. Beach, quarry, Kīlauea, Kauaʻi. Long calcareous sand beach at the head of Kīlauea Bay. Vegetated dunes line the backshore and Kīlauea Stream crosses the west end of the beach. The beach was named for the Kāhili Quarry at the eastern point of the bay. The 400-foot boulder revetment at the point was completed in 1971 to protect the quarry equipment from high surf.
  2. Beach, Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi. One of five beaches on Kalaupapa Peninsula. Long, wide, steep strip of coral rubble and calcareous sand on the west side of the airport pavilion. Kāhili is a storm beach that was created by high surf carrying the beach material inland over the rocks between the beach and the ocean. Kāhili is probably short for Kāhiliʻopua, a chiefess of the former village at ʻĪliopiʻi, who lived in the present airport area with only female retainers. From a rock chair called Kanohopōhaku o Kāhiliʻopua, she acted as an intermediary for men seeking wives or companions. The rock is near the airport gate.
  • Literally, the feather standard.

Nā LepiliTags: Kauaʻi Molokaʻi

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