Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Hawaiian shrub or small tree, Chenopodium Sandwicheum, found on all of the islands, and sometimes eaten by the natives.

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Examples

  • Auwe ka make! alas, he is dead! p. 176. awa, the name of a plant of a bitter, acrid taste, from which an intoxicating drink is made; also the name of the liquor itself, expressed from the root of the plant. aweoweo, a species of reddish fish.

    Hawaiian Folk Tales A Collection of Native Legends

  • In due time these three pebbles gathered others together and made a regular ridge; and when this was accomplished, the aweoweo gathered from the far ocean to this ridge of pebbles for rest; whereupon the people came with net, hook, and line, and caught them as they desired.

    Hawaiian Folk Tales A Collection of Native Legends

  • This ko'a for aweoweo is still there, but difficult to locate, from the fact that all the old residents are gone -- either dead or moved away.

    Hawaiian Folk Tales A Collection of Native Legends

  • The fish that frequented the waters of Mokuleia were the aweoweo, kala, manini, and many other varieties that find their habitat inside the coral reefs.

    Hawaiian Folk Tales A Collection of Native Legends

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