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- n. Hawaiian algae, an important part of the ancient Hawaiian diet
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Hawaiian name for seaweeds. Over sixty kinds are used as food, and have species names, as Limu Lipoa, Limu palawai, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Throughout Polynesia, a generic name for mosses and seaweeds.
From Hawaiian limu, from Proto-Eastern Polynesian *rimu, from Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *rimu, from Proto-Polynesian *rimu, from Proto-Oceanic *limut, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *limut, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *limut, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *limut. (Wiktionary)