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kiawe

[kee-ah-vey] /kiˈɑ veɪ/
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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  • 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 Gerrit Parmile Wilder

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