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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Polynesia, Thespesia populnea, a widely spread tropical tree belonging to the mallow family, with broadly ovate, entire, pointed leaves, and showy yellow hollyhock-like flowers which change to a purplish-pink color on withering. The heart-wood, which is hard, smooth-grained, and durable, is used by the Hawaiians for making bowls, or ‘calabashes,’ for holding poi. The Samoans use it in boat-building. Also called Polynesian rosewood. See Thespesia (with cut) and banalo.

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  • proper noun A male given name.

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  • noun small drought-resistant sorghums having large yellow or whitish grains

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A rather rare Latinate variant of Miles.

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