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kōlea lau nui

/ kō.lea lau nui / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., A native tree (Myrsine lessertiana 🌐) in the rain forests, with narrow to wide, large leathery leaves clustered at branch tips, bearing many small round red or black fruits usually just below the leaves. Wood is not very hard, but was formerly used for house posts and beams.

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