kanawao/ kana.wao /
1. n., Small endemic trees (Broussaisia arguta 🌐), with large, oval, toothed leaves, in the saxifrage family; the small flowers and berries are arranged in wide, convex clusters. The flowers of one form have bluish-green petals; of another, red, another white, An old belief was that eating the fruit helped in fecundity; the increase of chiefs was compared to a fruiting kanawao.
- Neal 380.
2. n., Variant name for nāwao #1, a taro.
3. n., Hard, striped pebble, found in streams and used in slingshots and as sinkers.
4. n., An insect.
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