from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Hawaii, a climbing screw-pine, Freycinetia arborea, from the aërial roots of which baskets (called hinae opae) are made by the natives, who use them for catching shrimp in the mountain streams. In Samoa the name is applied to Freycinetia Reineckei, from which fish-baskets are made.
- n. Garlands made of the leaves of the ie-ie.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Laka was invoked as the god of the maile, the ie-ie, and other wildwood growths before mentioned (pl.