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1. Variant of puapua #1.

  • Examples:
    • ʻEuʻeu kōlea i ka pupua (FS 81), the plover stirs with his tail feathers.

2. n., Tuft of dried ti leaves on end of an octopus lure.

3. Reduplication of pua #1, pua #2; to blossom, as a tree covered with blossoms.

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s. The rump or tail feathers of a fowl.

v. See PUA, a blossom. To open; to unfold, as a blossom; to spread out; ua pupua, mohola wale i ke awakea.

Pupua (pŭ'-pū'-a), n.

/ pŭ'-pū'-a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

The rump or tail feathers of a fowl. Syn: Puapua.

Pupua (pŭ-pū'-a), v.

/ pŭ-pū'-a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[Pua, a blossom.] To open; to unfold, as a blossom; to spread out; ua pupua, mohola wale i ke awakea.

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