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n.

1. All endemic kinds of ebony (Diospyros, synonym Maba), hardwood trees with small flowers and fruits. (Neal 674.) Also ēlama. (PNP lama.)

2. Torch, light, lamp. Lama wood was used in medicine and placed in hula altars because its name suggested enlightenment; huts were built of lama wood in a single day during daylight (lama) hours, and the sick were placed inside them for curing. (PPN rama.)

3. Also rama Rum; any intoxicating drink. Eng. He kanaka inu lama, a person fond of drinking; a drinker or heavy drinker.

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