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1. n., A large tree (Calophyllum inophyllum 🌐), at home on shores of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, with shiny, oblong leaves to 20 cm long, white flowers much like orange blossoms, and globose green fruits about 2.5 cm in diameter. The wood is hard and was formerly made into calabashes.

2. vt., Smooth, shiny, polished, as of kamani wood.

  • Examples:
    • Kamani ke poʻo, baldheaded.
  • hoʻokamani Caus/sim.; To act the hypocrite (Mat. 15.7); to deal falsely (Oihk. 19.11), to disguise oneself (1 Nal. 14.2), to pretend, be insecure; hypocrite; sham.
    • Hoʻokamani ʻole, honestly, unfeigned.

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