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1. nvi., To grow vigorously, flourish; young shoots, as of wauke (Kam. 76:110) or from natural layering of olonā branches on fallen trunks.

  • Examples:
    • Ulu ohiohi nā lehua o Panaʻewa i ka mili ʻia e ka ua Kani-lehua (song), the lehua of Panaʻewa grow splendidly, constantly fondled by the lehua-drinking rain.
    • Ua like nō ke kanu ʻana (o ke olonā) me ke kanu ʻana a ka wauke, he ohiohi kekahi, he mauwā kahiko kekahi; he pālaha naʻe kona i lalo, a ma ka lālā e ulu kākiwi aʻe ai, the planting (of olonā) was like the planting of wauke, some (slips) were young shoots, some (from) fallen trunks; but they spread downward, and from the branches layerings grew.

2. vs., To show, of wood grain.

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s. See OHI. Falsehood; deceitful talk; boasting; bragging; ohiohi pukupuku.

s. The small straight branches of trees; ohiohi ke kupu o ka laau; ohiohi ke kupu ana ae.

v. To have substances of various colors united, or a substance of various shades of color, as mahogany timber, curl-maple, curly koa, &c.

2. To be very beautiful; pleasing to look at; handsome.

Ohiohi (ŏ'-hi-ŏ'-hi), adv.

/ ŏ'-hi-ŏ'-hi / Parker Haw to Eng,

Vigorously, applied to the growth of plants: Ohiohi ke kupu o ka laau; ohiohi ke kupu ana ae, the tree grows vigorously.

Ohiohi (ō'-hi-ō'-hi), n.

/ ō'-hi-ō'-hi / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Ohi, inconsequential.] Garrulity; deceitful talk; boasting; bragging; ohiohi pukupuku.

Ohiohi (ō'-hi-ō'-hi), v.

/ ō'-hi-ō'-hi / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To have substances of various colors united, or a substance of various shades of color, as mahogany timber, curl-maple, curly koa, etc.

2. To be very beautiful; pleasing to look at; handsome. Ohiohi ka io o ka laau o Makawao.

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