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1. n., Spirit, ghost; remains of the dead.

  • Examples:
    • Hoʻihoʻi ʻia aku kona kino wailua ā hoʻomoe ʻia maloko o ka pā ilina, his remains were taken and laid away in the cemetery.
  • References:
    • PEP wailua.

2. n., An ancient variety of sweet potato, presumably introduced from Wailua, Kauaʻi.

Nā LepiliTags: flora Kauaʻi

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s. A ghost or spirit of one seen before or after death, separate from the body. See KINOWAILUA and KINOAKALAU.

Wailua (wă'i-lū'-a), n.

/ wă'i-lū'-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

Same as kinowailua.

Wailua (wā'i-lu'ā):

/ wā'i-lu'ā / Parker Haw to Eng,

two waters. Stream, Puna, Kauai.

1. Beach, surf site, Wailua, Kauaʻi. Long, wide calcareous sand beach across Kūhiō Highway from the Coco Palms Resort. Wailua River at the south end of the beach is normally barred by beach sand. The surf site is a shorebreak on the shallow sandbar off the beach and is also known as Coco Palms. 2. Monument, Kīpahulu, Maui. The wooden cross in the center of this remote coastal valley was erected on March 12, 1906, to honor Helio Koaeloa, who was called the Apostle of Maui. A devout Catholic, Koaeloa converted many Hawaiians to Catholicism before his death in 1848. He was buried in Wailua, the valley of his birth. 3. Bay, beach, surf site, Wailua, Maui. Bay fronted by a boulder beach with a deep-water surf site offshore. Wailua is one of the most famous taro-producing areas on Maui. 4. Pond, Kahana, Oʻahu. Small pond at the north end of Kahana Beach that was once a muliwai—a pond separated from the ocean by the beach. Lit., two waters.

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