1. nvi., Famine; to suffer a famine.
2. To squeal (For. 4:457), squeak, tinkle; the sound of wind, of gnashing teeth; any high shrill sound.
- Wī ka niho o ke kolohe lā, the rascal's teeth are gnashing [he is getting his just merits].
- Wī mai nei hoʻi kou leo, how shrill your voice is.
- Cf. pule wī.
3. n., The wī tree (Spondias dulcis 🌐), a smooth, gray-barked tree in the mango family, from islands of the South Pacific. The round or ovoid orange fruits, called wī apples, are 2.5 or more centimeters in diameter, have apple-flavored, yellow pulp surrounding a core with a few seeds.
- Neal 523.
- PPN wii.
4. n., The tamarind (Tomarindus indica), a large leguminous tree from tropical Africa and possibly Asia, grown for shade and ornament, and for the wood and fruit. The brown pod contains a few seeds embedded in sticky, brown, acid pulp, which is eaten or made into a drink.
- Neal 417.
- PPN wii.
5. See hīhī wai #1, a grainy snail.
6. n., A female kīkī, a bird.
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