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limu kākanaka

/ limu kā-kanaka / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., A soft, sometimes gelatinous blue-green alga (Nostoc commune 🌐) sometimes covering the ground in the wet season as small slippery balls, especially at Hanalei, Kauaʻi. Literally, man-striking moss, so called because people are said to slip on it and fall.

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