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puapua

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

1. n., Tail feathers, as of a cock; rump, as of a chicken; streamer; coattails; this word is used as a means of avoiding answering questions: Aia ʻoia i hea? Aia i ka puapua. Where is he? Gone to get tail feathers.

2. Reduplication of pua #2.

  • References:
    • PCP puapua.

3. n., Spike in the back of sphinx moths.

4. Same as pupua #3.

5. n., A variety of banana.

6. Same as ʻāpua #2, fishhook shank.

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puʻapuʻa

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

vs., Tasteless; not tasty.

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puʻapūʻā

/ puʻa.pū.ʻā / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

Reduplication of pūʻā #1, pūʻā #5.

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PU-A-PU-A

Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To force; to urge on; to compel. See PUEPUE. To overwhelm; to overcome.

2. To hang down like the tail of an animal.

3. To project like the tail feathers of a cock.

4. To be glorious; to be beautiful.

PU-A-PU-A

Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. See PUA, bundle. A bundle of brush-wood, sticks or grass. Oih. 28:3.

2. The name of a fly that bites.

PU-A-PU-A

Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. Unpalatable; disagreeable; vicious.

Puapua (pu'a-pu'a), adj.

/ pu'a-pu'a / Parker Haw to Eng,

Nauseous.

Puapua (pū'-ă-pŭ-ā'), n.

/ pū'-ă-pŭ-ā' / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Pua, bundle.] A bundle of brush-wood, sticks or grass.

Puapua (pū'-ă-pū'-a), n.

/ pū'-ă-pū'-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. The long tail feathers of a bird.

2. A streamer.

Puapua (pū'-ă-pŭ'-ā), v.

/ pū'-ă-pŭ'-ā / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To force; to urge on; to compel.

2. To collect into bundles and bind.

Puapua (pū'-ă-pū'-a), v.

/ pū'-ă-pū'-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To hang down like the tail of an animal.

2. To project like the tail feathers of a cock.

Puapua (pū'-ă-pū-ā'), v.

/ pū'-ă-pū-ā' / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Puaa, to bind tightly.] To gather up into a bundle, as fagots or sticks for kindling a fire.

Puapua

Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Land sections, Kai-lua qd., and in the Kaʻū district, Hawaiʻi. A lava tube where people hid in time of war is in the Kaʻū Puapua. Probably lit., tail feathers.

E huli iā “puapua” ma Ulukau.

Search for “puapua” on Ulukau.

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