Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An East Indian tree, Calophyllum tomentosum. Its timber supplies the valuable poon spars of western India, and its seeds yield keena-oil.

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Examples

  • When any relation of the corpses would come, as soon, you see, as they'd get inside the door, whether man or woman, they'd raise the shout of a keena, and all the people about the dead would begin along with them, stooping over them and clapping their hands as before.

    The Ned M'Keown Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

  • "Miki taki meka keena ko-o-ola ka" - the harsh consonants rattling the speakers on my Newport station wagon.

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  • Thirty years ago, driving across the hill country in the South, every 50 miles I'd pick up a new Pentecostal radio station with the preacher screaming in tongues in a torrent of ecstatic drivel - "Miki taki meka keena ko-o-ola ka" - the harsh consonants rattling the speakers on my Newport station wagon.

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