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kihikihi Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / kihi.kihi /,

1. nvs., Corners, curves; angular, full of corners, zigzag.

  • Examples:
    • Kihikihi nā poʻohiwi, broad-shouldered.
    • Kālā kihikihi, cornered money [gold coins of California gold-rush times brought to Hawaiʻi, so called because they were crescent shaped].
  • References:

2. n., Moorish idol, a small, brilliantly colored fish (Zanclus cornutus 🌐) with black bands alternating with yellow.

3. n., A variety of sweet potato.

4. Same as kikihi #1, kikihi #2, kikihi #3.

5. Same as ʻamakihi, a honeycreeper.

  • Source:
    • Kauaʻi.

Tags: fauna fish birds Kauaʻi

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kihikihi Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Brim, of a hat.

  • Source:
    • Mānaleo (MW).
  • References:

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KI-HI-KI-HI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To bend, as a curved surface; to hollow out, as sails in the wind.

2. To branch off from the main body.

KI-HI-KI-HI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. The curving of the horns of the moon; that is, the extremities are the kihikihi.

2. The curve of the wings of a bird.

3. The broad part of an ancient cocked up hat, as the brim was turned up and made sharp corners; ua kihikihi ke poo, curved are their heads, viz.: the officers of Captain Cook's ships with their cocked hats on.

KI-HI-KI-HI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. The name of a species of fish.

Kihikihi (kī'-hĭ-kī'-hĭ), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / kī'-hĭ-kī'-hĭ /,

1. The curving of the horns of the moon; that is, the extremities are kihikihi.

2. The curve of the wings of a bird.

3. The broad part of an ancient cocked hat, the brim of which was turned up and made sharp corners: ua kihikihi ke poo, curved are their heads, referring to Captain Cook's officers with their cocked hats on.

4. A species of fish, the Moorish idol (Zanclus canescens) white with black bands.

5. A species of surgeon fish (Zebrasoma veliferum) black with six bands of white and yellow.

Kihikihi (kī'-hĭ-kī'-hi), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / kī'-hĭ-kī'-hi /,

[Freq. of kihi.]

1. To be full of corners.

2. To be bent.

3. To have a number of angles. See hookihikihi.

KIH 287 KIK

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