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1. vs., Pimpled, pimply.

2. n., Hawaiian soap plant (Colubrina asiatica 🌐).

Nā LepiliTags: flora

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1. Reduplication of kukū 1.

  • Examples:
    • Kukukū mai auaheʻi nā wāwae o ʻoukou, your feet will likely be pricked by burs.

2. nvi., Sound of boiling water; to sound thus; sputtering.

Nā LepiliTags: onomatopoeia

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kūkūkū

/ kū.kū.kū / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

Reduplication of kukū #2, standing, rising up.

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s. The rising of anger.

2. Whatever is full of holes, i. e., of little value.

3. Sickness; weakness.

4. The disease called the piles.

5. Strong steam.

6. A name given to the soap plant of the Hawaiian Islands.

v. A reduplication of ku, to stand. To stand uprightly; to stand together; to sit together; to sleep together.

1. adj., Wormeaten, describing that which is eaten into by the huhu, a worm that bores into wood.

2. adj., Enfeebled; worn out.

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Kukuku (kū'-kŭ-kū'), n.

/ kū'-kŭ-kū' / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A rising, as of anger; mental tumult.

2. Great stir; agitation, as a boiling, bubbling, surging, etc.

3. [Mod.] The soapwort.

Kukuku (kū'-kŭ-kū'), v.

/ kū'-kŭ-kū' / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Reduplication of the word ku, to stand.]

1. To stand together; to be united in action.

2. To act pompously; to display vanity by one's own actions.

Gulch, Airport qd., south Molokaʻi; a fishpond was located here.

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