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pūʻoheʻohe

/ pū.ʻohe.ʻohe / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., Job's-tears (Coix lachryma-jobi 🌐), a coarse, branched grass closely related to corn, growing in many tropical regions, either wild or cultivated. It is an annual, .3 to 1.8 m high, with long, pointed leaves, and, at stem tips, hard, round, beadlike seeds—black, gray, or white—which are used for leis, mats, food, medicine.

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