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paʻa.kai Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng

n.

1. Salt; encrusted discharge in the inner corners of the eyes, as after sleeping. Types of salt are paʻakai lele wai, very fine, dried salt; paʻakai walewale, slimy salt; paʻakai puʻupuʻu, coarse salt; paʻakai lepo, salt mixed with earth; paʻakai ʻulaʻula, salt mixed with ocherous earth. Cf. alaea 1. Loko-paʻakai, Salt Lake City. (Perhaps PNP pakatai; cf. East Futuna.)

2. A variety of taro, usually grown in the uplands, the plant short and stocky; petioles dark-green, edged with red; corm flesh white, used chiefly for poi.

3. Same as līpaʻakai, a seaweed.

PAA-KAI Andrews, Haw to Eng

s. Paa and kai, sea water. Salt; that which gives sea water its taste; ke kumu o ke kai. Oihk. 2:13.

2. A species of kalo.

Paakai (pa'a-kă'i), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / pa'a-kă'i /

[Paa and kai, sea water.] Salt; that which gives sea water its taste; ke kumu o ke kai.

Paakai (pa'a-kā-ī'), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / pa'a-kā-ī' /

A variety of the taro plant.

Paakai (pā'ā-kā'i): Parker, Haw to Eng / pā'ā-kā'i /

salt. Point. Lanai.

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