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n., A native shrub (Touchardia latifolia 🌐), with large, ovate, fine-toothed leaves, related to the māmaki. Formerly the bark was valued highly as the source of a strong, durable fiber for fishing nets, for nets (kōkō) to carry containers, and as a base for ti-leaf raincoats and feather capes.

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    • Cord of ʻolonā fiber; flax (Sol. 31.13), hemp, linen; muscle ligament, sinew (Kol. 2.19).
    • Olonā i hilo ʻia (Puk. 28.15), fine twirled linen.
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Lane, Lanakila section, Honolulu, Oʻahu, named for a native shrub from which cord was made.

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