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  • hukilau

    a Hawaiian fishing party

    imu

    a Hawaiian cooking pit in which hot stones bake the food

    imou

    a tall New Zealand timber tree

    emu

    a large Australian ratite bird

    ratite

    having a flat unkeeled breastbone

    alalauwa

    tropical sea food fish

    aa

    rough scoriaceous lava

    makahiki

    Literally "eye-movement," the traditional Hawaiian observance of the four-month winter period, which refers to the appearance and movement of stars.

    lokelani

    little red or pink rose with a distinct fragrance

    palaka

    Hawaiian shirt worn untucked usually having a plaid or cross-striped pattern

    heiau

    religious sites dedicated to various gods

    hinalea

    brighty colored food fish

    kikepa

    a sarong worn by Hawaiian women with the top under one arm and over the shoulder of the opposite arm.

    nene

    a nearly extinct goose

    scoriaceous

    having the nature of the refuse from melting of metals or reduction of ores

    scoria

    the refuse from melting of metals or reduction of ores

    iiwi

    bright red Hawaiian bird

    aholehole

    small common food fish found in tropical seawaters

    alii

    a Polynesian chief, noble, or king

    arii

    a Polynesian chief, noble, or king

    ariki

    a Polynesian chief, noble, or king

    aalii

    : a shrub or tree of the genus Dodonaea; especially : an ornamental shrub or small tree (Dodonaea vicosa) of tropical to subtropical regions that has narrow, glossy leaves coated with a sticky substance when young and a fruit that is a winged, papery capsule

    haupia

    Hawaiian coconut and cornstarch pudding

    kahili

    royal insignia

    wahine

    {noun} a girl surfer.

    vahine

    a woman of Central Polynesia

    konohiki

    a headman of a Hawaiian land division who also controls fishing rights in adjacent waters

    ohelo

    Hawaiian blueberry

    aumakua

    Family guardian

    holoku

    Long, fitted dress with train

    hui

    Aztec tribal patron god; central figure of cult of human sacrifice and warfare; identified with old sun god

    pupu

    an Asian dish often served as an appetizer or main course and consisting of samples of a variety of foods

    kipuka

    A small piece of land that is completely surrounded by lava flows

    mamamu

    fish with large eyes

    nehu

    a small Hawaiian anchovy

    akaakai

    type of rush used to create baskets and mats

    paepae

    big stone platform used as a foundation of a Polynesian house

    kamaaina

    one who has been a longtime resident of Hawaii

    ahuula

    cloak worn by chiefs usually made of feathers of red or yellow

    hoolaulea

    festival in Hawaii

    kahala

    an amberfish

    havaiki

    the mythological homeland of the Polynesians

    rimu

    a tall New Zealand timber tree

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