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maʻo Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vs., Green.

2. n., The native cotton (Gossypium sandvicense), a shrub in the hibiscus family, bearing yellow flowers and seed cases containing brown cotton.

3. n., The hoary abutilon (Abutilon incanum 🌐), a small native, velvety shrub, in the hibiscus family, with small heartshaped leaves, small pink and red flowers, and small dry fruits.

  • References:
    • Neal 550.

4. n., The hairy abutilon (Abutilon grandifolium 🌐), a weedy, hairy, South American shrub, with large, broad leaves, orange, ʻilima-like flowers, and ten-parted, black, dry fruits. When green and soft, these fruits are used in making ʻilima leis, one for each end of the lei.

  • References:
    • Neal 550.

5. Same as ʻōmaʻo, thrush.

  • References:
    • PCP mako.

Tags: color flora

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maʻo / ma'o / Parker Haw to Eng,

adj., Applied to colors, green; greenish; also blue. See maomao.

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maʻo / ma'o / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. n., A shrub used in dyeing tapa.

2. n., A blossom of that shrub.

Tags: flora tapa flowers

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Maʻo Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Lane, Kalihi Waena, Honolulu, Oʻahu. See Waiʻaha. Literally, green.

  • References:
    • TM.

Tags: Oʻahu

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