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Redup. of pala 1. (PPN papala.)

1. n., All species of a native genus (Charpentiera 🌐), shrubs and small trees, belonging to the amaranth family. Formerly on the north coast of Kauaʻi, Hawaiians used the wood, which is light and inflammable, for fireworks, throwing burning pieces from cliffs.

  • References:
    • Neal 332.

2. n., Firebrand, as hurled from the cliffs in the famous Kauaʻi sport, so called because pāpala wood was often used.

  • Examples:
    • Ke ahi pāpala welo i Makua (chant), the streaming pāpala firebrand at Makua.

3. nvs., Haze, fog; hoarse, as the voice.

  • Rare

Nā LepiliTags: flora trees Kauaʻi rare

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v. Not to be able to sound; to emit sound with difficulty; to make a hoarse sound; to be hoarse.

adv. Hoarsely; like a hoarse person; kani papala mai la hoi, ua uweka nei.

s. The name of a tree.

2. Bird lime, a sticky material by which birds are caught; he kepau kapili manu.

adj. Heavy, as a back-load.

2. O ka lahui a ka ipo ahi papala.

Papala (pā'-pă-la), adj.

/ pā'-pă-la / Parker Haw to Eng,

Radiant; issuing rays of light; flying rocketlike, as in the game of oahi: O ka lahui a ka ipo ahi papala.

Papala (pā'-pă-la'), adv.

/ pā'-pă-la' / Parker Haw to Eng,

Same as papalale.

1. n., A large, spreading tree of the genus Pisonia, the parapara of the Maoris; also Charpentiera ovata.

2. n., The viscid sap which exudes from the papala tree: he kepau kapili manu, a material used to catch birds.

Nā LepiliTags: flora trees

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Land section, valley, stream, and falls, Hālawa qd., north Molokaʻi. Street, Mānoa, Honolulu, named for a tree belonging to the amaranth family. (TM.)

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