1. n., Ti, a woody plant (Cordyline terminalis 🌐) in the lily family, native to tropical Asia and Australia. It consists of a branched or unbranched, slender, ringed stem, ending in a cluster of narrow-oblong, leaves 30 to 60 cm long, from among which at times rises a large panicle of small, light-colored flowers. The leaves were put to many uses by the Hawaiians, as for house thatch, food wrappers, hula skirts, sandals; the thick, sweet roots were baked for food or distilled for brandy.
2. n., The Spanish needle (Bidens pilosa 🌐), a weed from tropical America, a kind of daisy with simple or compound leaves, small yellow flower heads, and narrow black bristle-tipped fruits.
- Neal 844.
- Cf. koʻokoʻolau.
3. vt., To shoot or aim, as with a gun; to squirt water, as with a syringe; to blow from the mouth, as a fisherman spitting chewed kukui nut on the sea to quiet it; to spit, as an angry cat; to travel fast, jet, hurry, especially on horseback (Kauaʻi).
4. nvt., Bundle of 40 pandanus leaves, sorted for size and length and set aside for plaiting; to sort leaves for such a bundle.
5. Same as ʻamakihi, a bird.
6. nvt., Key, latch; key, pitch, and clef in music; to lock, as a door; to wind or set, as a clock; to roll up, as a mat.
- E kī aku i ka puka ā paʻa, lock the door fast.
7. n., Trigger of a gun.
9. interjection, Gee.
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