pohāpohā/ pohā.pohā /
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.
- 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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