maiʻa pōpō ʻulu / maiʻa pō.pō ʻulu /
n., A Hawaiian variety of banana, with short, green trunk; one of two varieties not taboo to women in old times; the root of young plants used medicinally. Fruit is rounded and yellow, the flesh salmon-pink, edible raw but preferred baked. Literally, breadfruit ball-like banana.
- HP 177.
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