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kōlea Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / kō.lea /,

1. nvi., Pacific golden plover (Pluvialis dominica 🌐), a migratory bird which comes to Hawaiʻi about the end of August and leaves early in May for Siberia and Alaska. Figuratively, to repeat, boast; a scornful reference to foreigners (Kel. 70) who come to Hawaiʻi and become prosperous, and then leave with their wealth, just as the plover arrives thin in the fall each year, fattens up, and leaves; a less common figurative reference is to one who claims friendship or kinship that does not exist; in some localities the kōlea is an ʻaumakua; to call kōlea.

  • Examples:
    • Haole kī kōlea, plover-shooting white man [said in astonishment and horror at the white man's shooting of plovers, contrasting with the laborious Hawaiian methods of catching plovers, a way of saying that white people are strange and different].
    • Kōlea ke kōlea i kona inoa iho, the kōlea just says his own name [of a boaster].
  • References:

2. n., Stepparent, as makuahine kōlea, makua kāne kōlea.

3. n., The mottled periwinkle, probably Littorina pintado.

4. n., Native species of trees and shrubs (Myrsine 🌐 [Rapanea, Suttonia]) with oval to narrow leaves more or less crowded at branch tips, small flowers, and small round fruits among or below the leaves.

  • References:
    • Neal 664.

5. (Cap.) nvs., Korea; Korean.

  • Eng.

Tags: fauna birds ʻaumakua epithets family flora trees geography

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kolea Andrews, Haw to Eng / KO-LE-A /,

v., To make a friend of one; to form a friendship quickly and without object; e hoomakamaka wale aku no; to be on very friendly terms with one for the present.

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kolea Andrews, Haw to Eng / KO-LE-A /,

s., A parent-in-law, that is, a father-in-law, makuakane kolea, or a mother-in-law, makuawahine kolea; he kane hou na ka makuahine, he wahine hou na ka makuakane.

2. The name of a small fish.

3. The name of a fowl of the duck genus.

4. The name of a tree having a very astringent bark, which is red and used in coloring black; the wood reddish and used for boards.

Tags: family fauna fish birds flora trees

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kolea Parker, Haw to Eng / kō'-lē'-a /,

1. n., A stepfather or stepmother.

2. n., A parent-in-law; a father-in-law, makuakane kolea, or a mother-in-law, makuawahine kolea: he kane hou na ka makuahine, he wahine hou na ka makuakane.

2. n., The Pacific golden plover (Charadrius fulvus); a migratory bird which makes its appearance about the end of August and leaves again early in May. A popular game bird.

Tags: family fauna birds

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kolea Parker, Haw to Eng / kō'-lē'-a /,

n., A tree fifteen to twenty feet high, of the genus Suttonia.

Tags: flora trees

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kolea Parker, Haw to Eng / kō'-lĕ'-a /,

1. v., To make a friend of one; to form a friendship quickly and without object: e hoomakamaka wale aku no; to be on very friendly terms with one for the present.

2. v., To seek relationship; to look for evidence of kinship.

Tags: family

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Kolea Parker, Haw to Eng,

plover. Land section, Koolau, Maui.

Tags: geography Maui

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Kōlea Hawaiʻi Place Names,

Rock, Mākena, Maui. Small rock island in Mākena Bay. Literally, plover.

Tags: Maui

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