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kulapepeiao

/ kula.pepei.ao / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Earring. Literally, gold [for] ears.

  • Examples:
    • Kula pepeiao hoaka, crescent-shaped earrings.
    • Kulapepeiao kolū, earrings held in place by a screw.
    • Kulapepeiao lewalewa, dangling earrings.
    • Kulapepeiao ʻūmiʻi, earrings for unpierced ears; literally, clamped earrings.

2. n., Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica 🌐), an introduced plant so called because of resemblance of flower to an earring.

  • References:
    • Neal 650.

3. Same as aloalo koʻakoʻa.

  • Source:
    • Niʻihau.

4. n., Modern name for cocoon.

5. Same as līpepeiao, a seaweed.

Nā LepiliTags: flora flowers Niʻihau limu

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