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poʻolā

/ poʻo.lā / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Stevedore. Literally, sun head.

2. n., The few Hawaiian varieties of small native trees (Claoxylon sandwicense), in the euphorbia family, with soft wood, large oblong, toothed leaves, small clustered flowers, the fruit a three-parted capsule. (Neal 499.)

3. See ʻamaʻama #1, laukea #1.

Nā LepiliTags: flora trees

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