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pohāpohā

/ pohā.pohā / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. Reduplication of pohā, to burst, pop.

  • Cf. kūlina pohāpohā.
  • Cf. Marquesan pohapoha.

2. n., A kind of passion flower, called running pop (Passiflora foetida 🌐), a tropical American weedy vine, the hairy leaves commonly three-lobed; the fruit, enclosed in lacy bracts, is round, red or yellow, popping when crushed.

  • References:
    • Neal 599.

3. n., A non-edible, green seaweed (Dictyosphaeria cavernosa), small, round, hollow, that bursts with a pop when stepped on.

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PO-HA-PO-HA

Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. See POHA. To burst forth suddenly, as any sound; to parch, as corn; to crack, as a whip; to squeak, as shoes.

2. To burst or break forth, as a boil.

3. Hoo. To cause to bubble, as water in boiling; to break up with a noise, as the surface of water.

4. To trouble the water, as the flukes of a whale or other fish. Iob. 41:31.

Pohapoha (pō'-hă-pŏ-hā'), v.

/ pō'-hă-pŏ-hā' / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Poha, to bnrst.]

1. To burst forth suddenly, as any sound; to parch, as corn; to crack, as a whip.

2. To burst or break forth, as a boil.

3. To rise in bubbles like boiling water.

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