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Kanilehua

/ Kani-lehua / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., Name of a mistlike rain famous at Hilo. Literally, [rain that] lehua flowers drink. [An alternate interpretation is “rain that makes lehua flowers rustle.”]

  • Examples:
    • Hilo Hanakahi, i ka ua Kanilehua (song), Hilo's, [land of] chief Hanakahi and of the rain that gives drink to lehua flowers.
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Kanilehua (kă'-nĭ-lē'-hū'a), n.

/ kă'-nĭ-lē'-hū'a / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Kani, to drink, and lehua, flower of the lehua tree.] A mist-like rain peculiar to the lehua forests—the mist that drinks of the lehua bloom.

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