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kiawe

[kee-ah-vey]
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noun
  1. a thorny tree, Prosopis juliflora, of the legume family, native to South America and widely naturalized in Hawaii.

Origin of kiawe

From Hawaiian
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Historical Examples

  • The Kiawe is the foundation of all the beauty of our lowlands, and provides a delicate background for other plants.

    Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands

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