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paka Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. vt. To remove the dregs, such as fibers, from herbs used for medicine; to strain.

2. vt. To criticize constructively, as chanting; to look for flaws in order to perfect; to teach, correct.

3. n. Raindrops, patter of rain, especially of big drops. ʻO ka ua paka kahi, paka lua, pakapaka ua, paka ua, kūlokuloku (chant for Kua-kini), the rain falling in single drops, in double drops, the many drops, raindrops, rain in streams. Hana ka uluna i ka paka o ka ua, work the pillow during the dropping of rain [i.e., might as well rest when it's raining]. (PCP pata).

4. Same as kākala, cartilage.

5. n. Kaʻū name for ʻōpakapaka, a fish.

6. n. Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), a hairy annual herb from tropical America, which may grow nearly 2 m high, introduced to Hawaiʻi in about 1812. It was tried out unsuccessfully from 1908 to 1929 as a possible industry. Plants are now growing both wild and cultivated. (Neal 752). Wild tobacco (Nicotiana glauca). (Neal 751).

7. n. Butter (usually follows waiū). Eng.

8. Also bata n. Curds. (Kin. 18.8, KJV). Eng.

9. n. Bugger. Eng.

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