pōniu / pō.niu /
- Ke aloha pōniu ʻailana, dizzy with love and compassion.
2. Same as lolo, coconut sponge.
3. n., The balloon vine or heartseed (Cardiospermum halicacabum 🌐), a slender, herbaceous, tropical vine, with finely subdivided leaves, small white flowers, and 2.5 cm-wide balloon-like fruiting capsules, each with three seeds (black with a white heart-shaped scar). Hawaiians formerly used the whole plant as a magic remedy for dizziness, wearing it as a lei and eating a little, before throwing it away into the ocean.
- Neal 532.
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