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palani Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n. A surgeonfish (Acanthurus dussumieri), famous for a strong odor. (PPN palangi.)

2. nvi. To stink, smell sour or rancid; a detested person; a kauā, outcast. hoʻo.palani To cause to go sour, rancid.

3. n. A variety of sugar cane, short, purple with deep olive-green cast when young, changing to reddish-yellow on exposure, pith dark. Probably the parent of ʻakoki. Sometimes qualified by hao or ʻula (For. 5:585).

4. n. A variety of sweet potato

5. Also barani n. Brandy. Eng. ʻUla palani, brandy red.

6. (Cap.) Also Farani nvs. France; Frenchman; French; Frank. Eng. Hula Palani (UL 203), same as the paʻi umauma hula.

7. n. Bran. Eng.

Palani Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

iʻoa France; French. Dic. Also Farani. Polenekia Palani. French Polynesia.

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palani Parker, Haw to Eng / pă-lă'-ni /,

1. n., A surgeon fish emitting a rank odor; a flat fish of the enenue class, not a favorite food.

2. n., A species of purple sugar-cane.

3. [Eng.] n., Brandy

4. [Eng.] n., France, French or a Frenchman.

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Palani Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Avenue, Ala-wai section, Honolulu, named by Frank L. James, who developed the area in 1926 for his son, Francis Peter James. Lit., Frank.

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