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s., See lena, yellow. Name of a plant; the turmeric, the root of which is used in dyeing yellow; it also forms an ingredient in curry; it resembles the awapuhi; also a yellow color, from the root.

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1. [Lena, yellow.] Turmeric plant (Curcuma longa), whose root gave a yellow dye used in dyeing tapa yellow, hence its name; root also forms an ingredient of curry; it resembles the awapuhi.

2. n., A small tree (Coprosoma waimeae) peculiar to Kauai.

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