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paiʻea

/ pai.ʻea / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

n., An edible crab, found where the ʻaʻama is found, but with a harder shell and shorter legs fringed in front with short, stiff hair; perhaps one of the grapsids; one of the names of Kamehameha I.

  • Figuratively, a star athlete.
  • References:
    • PPN paʻikea.

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