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1. n., A perennial sedge (Cyperus laevigatus 🌐), found in or near fresh or salt water in warm countries. From a horizontal, creeping stem rise long, slender unbranched stems, each topped by a small inflorescence. Formerly the plants were valued in Hawaiʻi for making the fine Niʻihau mats.

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    • Neal 86.

2. n., General name for shellfish with long sharp edges (Thais intermedia 🌐, Drupa morum 🌐).

3. n., A seaweed.

Nā LepiliTags: flora Niʻihau fauna fish limu

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s. Maka, green, fresh, and loa, a long time. A kind of rush of which mats are made.

adj. Always green; always fresh.

Makaloa (mă'-kă'-lō'-a), adj.

/ mă'-kă'-lō'-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

Always green; always fresh.

Makaloa (mă'-kă'-lō'-a), n.

/ mă'-kă'-lō'-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

A kind of rush of which mats are made.

Makaloa (mă'ka-loa):

/ mă'ka-loa / Parker Haw to Eng,

long eye Bench. Lanai.

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