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pua hōkū hihi

/ pua hō.kū hihi / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., The waxflower (Hoya bicarinata), an ornamental vine from Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji, in the milkweed family. Leaves are thick, broad-oval, paired, at their bases bearing short clusters of waxy, fragrant, white and pink, star-shaped flowers used for leis. Literally, entangled star flower.

  • References:
    • Neal 700.

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