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laulele Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / lau.lele /,

1. n., Butterfly weed or milkweed (Asclepias curassavica 🌐), a tropical American perennial herb 60 to 90 cm high, with umbels of small orange and yellow flowers and pods full of tufted, wind-borne seeds; the leaves were eaten in time of famine; the Monarch butterfly feeds on the leaves. Literally, flying leaf.

2. n., Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale 🌐).

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3. n., Net fishing with small nets as in shallow water (usually used with lawaiʻa or papa)

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LAU-LE-LE Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. Lau and lele. The leaf of a species of turnip.

2. Also the name of the plant.

3. A species of sea-weed into which fish get entangled.

LAU-LE-LE Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. Name of a plant self propagated, but eaten for food in time of searcity; he ilailau, he ananu, he pilapilau.

Laulele (lā'u-lĕ'-le), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / lā'u-lĕ'-le /,

[Lau, leaf, and lele, to spring.]

1. The plant or leaf of a kind of turnip used for food.

2. The dandelion.

3. A net used for fishing in shallow waters and operated with feet and hands.

4. A plant self propagated, but eaten for food in time of scarcity; he ilailau, he ananu, he pilapilau. See ananu.

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