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1. nvs., White, clear; fair-complexioned person, often favorites at court (Malo 201); shiny, white mother-of-pearl shell.

  • Examples:
    • Poʻo kea, towhead, gray-haired person.
    • One kea, white sand [this is shortened to ōkea or kea, as in the expression kea pili mai, drift gravel [vagabond].
  • References:

2. n., Breast milk.

3. n., A variety of sugar cane, among Hawaiians one of the best-known and most-used canes, especially in medicine: clumps erect, dense, of medium height; pith white.

  • Examples:
    • Ua ola ā ʻō kō kea, living until kea cane tassels [until the hair turns gray].
  • References:
    • HP 223–5.

4. n., Name listed by Hillebrand for kolomona (Mezoneuron kavaiense 🌐); see uhiuhi.

5. nvs., Share, as of stocks; stocks. Kuʻu kuleana kea, my shared property.

  • Eng.

6. n., Hart, male deer.

  • References:
    • Kanl. 12.15.

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See kea hoʻopukapuka.

adj., White, pellucid; clear. Syn: keo.

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