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kukui

[koo-koo-ee] /kuˈku i/
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1.
the candlenut tree, Aleurites moluccana, of the spurge family, having grayish leaves and clusters of small white flowers: the state tree of Hawaii.
Origin of kukui
1815-1825
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1815-25
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