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1. n., A tree to 12 m high (Thespesia populnea 🌐), found on coasts of the eastern tropics; used for shade, the wood for calabashes, other parts of the tree in many ways, as for medicine, dye, oil, gum. It is related to the hau and resembles it somewhat.

  • References:
    • Neal 563–4.
    • PPN milo.

2. nvt., Curl; to curl, twist, as sennit strands; to whirl, as water; to spin, as a tale; abortion.

  • Examples:
    • Milo liʻi, fine twisting [as sennit].
    • Milo ʻia ka moʻolelo, the tale was told.
  • References:

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v., To twist, as a string, thread or cord on the thighs; to spin, as a thread; to twist into a rope; to twist with the fingers. Puk. 35:25.

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1. s., The name of a shrub or tree; laau milo. Laieik. 40.

2. A species of a tree; the fruit contains seeds which are used as catharatics.

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1. n., A tree (Hibiscus populneus), 25 to 40 feet high. Pound along the sea coast and near villages. (A favorite with the inhabitants of the Pacific islands. In Tahiti it was regarded as sacred and its leaves were used in religious ceremonies. A number of these trees surrounded the home of Kamehameha I, at Waikiki, hence it may be inferred the tree was held in high esteem.)

2. n., Seed of the milo tree.

3. n., A cathartic made from milo seeds.

Nā LepiliTags: flora trees medicine

Papa helu loliWehewehe Wikiwiki update log

v., To twist, as a string, thread or cord on the thighs; to spin, as a thread; to twist into a rope; to twist with the fingers.

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See Ka-lae-milo.

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