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1. n., Strong permeating fragrance, as of jasmine.

  • Examples:
    • ʻO ke kūpaoa e hoʻopē ana i ka ʻuhane, sweet perfume that softens the spirit.

2. n., Night cestrum (Cestrum nocturnum) and other strong-smelling plants; by some authorities Peperomia spp., Railliardia spp., and a plant used to scent tapa (see pele #3).

  • Also: ʻala anumoe, onaona Iāpana.

3. n., Stone from which octopus fishing sinkers were made.

  • References:

      Malo 19.

  • Nā LepiliTags: flora

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    Beach, point, Haleʻiwa, Oʻahu. Calcareous sand beach and point at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park. Site of Pōhaku Lānaʻi, a famous pedestal rock. Also known as Kalaeokūpaoa. Lit., strong fragrance, or stone sinker of an octopus lure.

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