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1. n., Spleen amaranth (Amaratihus dubius), a coarse, erect, spineless, weedy, tropical herb; it looks much like spinach, and the young plants are similarly used.

2. n., Slender amaranth (Amaranthus viridis 🌐), resembling the spleen amaranth and used for greens. It differs in its habit of spreading close to the ground.

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    • Neal 334.

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s. Art. ke. An eatable vegetable; he mea ulu, he mea ai; a kind of herb used for food in time of scarcity.

Pakai (pā-ka'i), n.

/ pā-ka'i / Haw to Eng, Parker,

A vegetable, the leaves of which are eaten; he mea ulu, he mea ai; a kind of herb used for food in time of scarcity. Same as pakaikai.

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