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palewāwae

/ pale.wā.wae / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. n., The joyweed (Alternanthera amoena 🌐), a small herb from Brazil, used as a low border for paths and flower beds. It has red, branching stems and variegated red, green, and yellow, small oval leaves.

  • References:
    • Neal 334.

2. Small, fan-shaped brown seaweeds (two species of Padina 🌐 [P. commersonii, light-brown, and P. vickersiae, larger, darker-brown]), common on the reef, each fan more or less split and curled. Not eaten.

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