from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Hawaiian name for the turmeric, Curcuma longa. The natives extracted the dye for coloring their kapa yellow. See turmeric, 1, curcuma, 2, and huldee.
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Lono-i-ka-makahiki on Hawaii, was wounded and defeated in battle, taken prisoner, and offered up as a sacrifice on the altar of Lono's god, preferring that death, it is said, to the ignominy of release.] [Footnote 224: _I-olena_.