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mākālei

/ mā.kā.lei / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Fish trap.

2. n., Name of a supernatural tree found on Molokaʻi; portions of its root were placed by the gates of fish ponds, as they were thought to attract fish.

3. n., Same as melomelo, a stick lure.

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makalei

/ mā'-kā'-le'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

n., A kind of fish net.

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Place, Diamond Head section, Honolulu, Oʻahu, named either for a fishing temple on the flanks of Diamond Head (TM), or for a fish-attracting branch believed owned by the goddess Haumea, mother of Pele (HM 276-287). See Pāpalahoʻomau.

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Beach park (.7 acres), Honolulu, Oʻahu. Small community park at the base of Diamond Head at the intersection of Mākālei Place and Diamond Head Road. Literally, fish trap, or the name of a supernatural tree that attracted fish.

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