pāʻū-o-Hiʻiaka/ pā.ʻū-o-Hiʻi.aka /
1. n., A native beach vine (Jacquemontia sandwicensis), in the morning-glory family, with pale blue or white flowers and small rounded leaves. Literally, sarong of Hiʻiaka, so named because the goddess Pele, on returning from a long morning's fishing trip, found that this little vine had spread itself over her baby sister, Hiʻiaka, whom she had laid on the beach, and had protected the baby from the sun.
- Neal 710.
2. n., A kind of red seaweed with wide, thin thallus.
3. n., Same as lepe-o-Hina, a seaweed.
4. n., A variety of taro: petiole and leaf have smoky look; corm white, used to make good, gray poi.
5. n., A variety of sweet potato.
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