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Same as ukiuki.

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  • hoʻouki Caus/sim.; Same as hoʻoukiuki. Rare

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s. A plant or shrub, sometimes used in thatching houses; there are three kinds; the leaves of these bushes could be used only in temporary shelters; kamala uki, he hana wikiwiki; kamala uki kau hana ana was jestingly said when one thatched badly, leaving holes, as in a shelter made quickly; applied in this sense to all thatching.

2. Name of the grass inside of the house, as the pili was outside.

v. To provoke; to do that which irritates one; used mostly with hoo, or in the frequentative form, as ukiuki.

s. Name of a kind of grass.

adj. Partaking of the quality of uki; as, kamala uki, a shanty covered with uki leaves; unsubstantial; applied also to cloth; as, lole uki, blue cloth. 2 Oihl. 3:14.

v. To have a strong offensive smell; to smell unpleasantly. See UKIUKI, adj.

Uki (u'-ki), adj.

/ u'-ki / Parker Haw to Eng,

Partaking of the quality of uki: kamala uki, a shanty covered with uki leaves: unsubstantial.

1. n., A small shrub (Dianella odorata). Flowers somewhat sweet scented.

2. n., Name of the grass inside of the house, as the pili was outside.

3. n., A stately tree (Pterotropia) 50 to 60 feet and even 80 feet in height. The species is widely spread over Polynesia. Also called oheohe.

4. n., A plant of the reed class: a kind of coarse grass.

5. n., The berries of the uki grass.

6. n., A light blue dye made from the uki.

Nā LepiliTags: flora trees

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n., Unpleasant breath (halitosis).

Nā LepiliTags: health

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Uki (u'-kī), v.

/ u'-kī / Parker Haw to Eng,

To have offensive smell; to smell unpleasantly.

Uki (ū-kī'), v.

/ ū-kī' / Parker Haw to Eng,

To wring. Syn: Uwi.

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