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koʻokoʻolau / koʻo.koʻo.lau / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., All kinds of beggar ticks (Bidens 🌐 spp.), most native, a few introduced, some used medicinally by Hawaiians, as a tonic in tea; the plants are still dried and used for tea, often in preference to tea bought in stores.

2. Niʻihau name for nehe, Lipochaeta perdita, a hairy herb.

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Koʻokoʻolau Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Hill (also called Puʻu-koʻokoʻolau), Mauna Kea qd.; land section, Puna; crater, Kī-lau-ea qd., Hawaiʻi, named for the plant (Bidens spp.) used by Hawaiians for tea.

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