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s. Kumu and lau, a leaf. That which propagates or brings forth often; a producer; a breeder.

1. A vegetable that produces much, as the stump of a tree that throws out many sprouts; so of other vegetables producing their own kind.

2. A female, man or beast that produces many offspring. LIT. The bringers forth, as a hen that has hatched more that once, a sow that produces pigs often, &c.

3. FIG. Applied to chiefs, because they nourished or fed men.

4. Also, figuratively, a fruitful source of evil or good, generally the former; ua lilo kekahi o ua mau hewa la i kumulau hoolaha no ka hewa, some of those vices became the principal source of spreading evil.

5. The leaf or sprout that grows out of the root or stump.

Kumulau (kū'-mŭ-lā'u), n.

/ kū'-mŭ-lā'u / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[Kumu, the producing cause, and lau, a leaf.]

1. That which propagates or brings forth often; a producer; a breeder.

2. A vegetable that produces much, as the stump of a tree that throws out many sprouts; so of other vegetables producing their own kind.

3. A female, human or animal, that produces many offspring. Lit. The bringers forth, as a hen that has hatched more than once, a sow that produces pigs often, etc.

4. Fig. Applied to chiefs, because they nourished or fed men.

5. Also, figuratively, a fruitful source of evil or good, generally the former: ua lilo kekahi o ua mau hewa la i kumulau hoolaha no ka hewa; some of those vices became the principal source of spreading evil.

6. The leaf or sprout that grows out of the root or stump.

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