pīkake/ pī.kake /
1. n., The Arabian jasmine (Jasminum sambac), introduced from India, a shrub or climber, with rounded, dark-green leaves and small, white, very fragrant flowers used for leis. Since Princess Kaʻiulani was fond of both these flowers and her peacocks (pīkake), the same name was given the flowers.
- Neal 680.
2. n., Peacock, peafowl (Pavo cristata), said to have been introduced to Hawaiʻi about 1860. They are wild on Niʻihau and at Waiʻanae, Oʻahu.
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