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  • n. A flowering Hawaiian vine, of the genus Alyxia, used to make lei

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name widely used throughout the islands of the Pacific Ocean for plants having myrtle-like leaves, and especially applied in certain groups to Gynopogon, a genus of plants belonging to the Apocynaceæ, which have the agreeable fragrance of coumarin.


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  • In their ranks, and typical of their quality, waddled the old kanaka maile gatherer, Kimo.


  • Ia manawa, kaili mai la ka mea ume i ka maile a kau aku la maluna o

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Hele aku la ua mea ume nei a loaa o Hinaikamalama, kau aku la i ka maile a kaili mai la.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • I know only that I was good to look upon, crowned with fragrant maile, clad in Princess Naomi's wonderful holoku loaned me by Uncle John from his taboo room; and I know that I advanced alone to him across the Mana lawn, and that he stepped forth from those about him to meet me half-way.


  • And it was on to Kilauea — the dream so near its ending; and of course we tossed into the pit of sea-surging lava our offerings to the Fire-Goddess of maile leis and of fish and hard poi wrapped moist in the ti leaves.


  • ” Scattered across these snowdrifts were summery eruptions of color: Japanese and Hawaiian women selling leis of red ginger, yellow orchids, green maile, pink plumeria, and golden 'ilima blossoms.

    Excerpt: Honolulu by Alan Brennert

  • P.D. says: blue@3, I already e-maile Discovery and told them I refused to watch them.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: March 26, 2010

  • In the latter case, he would have had to park a half maile away to be safe.

    No-Tolerance Policy Extends Off Campus

  • They had the appearance of banditti, save for the incongruous wreaths of flowers and fragrant maile that encircled the crowns of their flopping cowboy hats.


  • There she was placed on a bed made from fragrant maile leaves and ginger, covered with a piece of velvet cloth.

    Under a Maui Moon


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