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makou Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., All native and introduced species of buttercups (Ranunculus 🌐), coarse herbs with subdivided leaves and small yellow flowers.

2. n., A native perennial herb (Peucedanum sandwicense 🌐), in the parsley family, with coarse leaves much subdivided and tuberous roots that were used medicinally.

3. n., A native fern (Botrychium subbifoliatum), with fronds fan-shaped and lobed much like leaves of buttercups.

4. nvi., To blush; red, as with sunburn; bloodshot.

5. n., Kukui lamps, as burned all night while court retainers told stories to the chiefs; courtiers who told such stories; venerable statesmen who had served under three kings, presumably in three generations, perhaps so called because the makou torch consisted of three strings of kukui nuts.

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mākou / MA-KOU / Andrews Haw to Eng,

personal pronoun, first person plural. We; our company, excluding the persons addressed. Gram.§ 117:4 and§ 129. ʻO ka ea noiʻi kā mākou kū kahakai.

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makou / MA-KOU / Andrews Haw to Eng,

v., To be red; to be inflamed; to have red or inflamed eyes. See makole.

2. To be red like the flame of a lamp which has burnt all night.

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makou / MA-KOU / Andrews Haw to Eng,

s., Name of a lamp with a red flame, or a flame that has burnt all night; he poe lakou no makou, no ka mea o makou ka inoa oia kukui.

2. Name of the kālaimoku where the chiefs are concerned; such a person was esteemed highly.

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mākou / mā'-kō'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

personal pronoun, We; our company, excluding the persons addressed.

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makou / ma'-ko'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

n., A lamp with a red flame; or a flame that has burnt all night; he poe lakou no makou, no ka mea o makou ka inoa oia kukui.

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makou / mā'-kō'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

n., A perennial plant. (Peucedanum sandwicense.) The root is used by natives as a medicine in some diseases of children. Also applied to a spreading perennial (Ranunculus mauiensis) and to a fern (Botrychium subbifoliatum).

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makou / mă'-kŏ'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. v., To be red.

2. v., To be red like the flame of a lamp which has burnt all night.

3. v., To blush; to have the color of sunburn.

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