from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun Garlands made of the leaves of the ie-ie.
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Laka was invoked as the god of the maile, the ie-ie, and other wildwood growths before mentioned (pl.