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n.

1. Flap, as of a loincloth or sarong; tail of a kite. Lawaiʻa pola malo (Malo 211), fisherman who tucks away his fishing tackle in the flap of his malo. Kani ka pola o ka malo, the flap of the loincloth snaps [of speed in running]. (PPN pola.)

2. Platform or high seat between the canoes of a double canoe. (PH XI.)

3. Blossoms and sheath of a banana.

4. Rare. var. of kākala, spines on fish.

5. Also bola Bowl, cup, mug (preceded by ke). Eng.

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