kukui

[ koo-koo-ee ]
/ kuˈku i /
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noun

the candlenut tree, Aleurites moluccana, of the spurge family, having grayish leaves and clusters of small white flowers: the state tree of Hawaii.

Nearby words

  1. kuiper, gerard peter,
  2. kukri,
  3. kuksu,
  4. kuku,
  5. kuku nor,
  6. kula,
  7. kulak,
  8. kulan,
  9. kulebyaka,
  10. kuleshov

Origin of kukui

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1815–25

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