[ koo-koo-ee ]

  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

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1815–25

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