the candlenut tree, Aleurites moluccana, of the spurge family, having grayish leaves and clusters of small white flowers: the state tree of Hawaii.
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How to use kukui in a sentence
Coffee trees in Kona are planted principally in the open, though sometimes they are shaded by the native kukui trees.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
The kukui tree is easily recognizable from afar off by the pale hue of its foliage, which appears to be dusted over with flour.Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands | Gerrit Parmile Wilder
One of the conspicuous trees of the Hawaiian forests is the kukui or candle-nut.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands | Charles Nordhoff
Fine varieties were even made of the kukui (Aleurites moluccana).Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands | Charles Nordhoff
They grow on a beautiful tree called "kukui," or candle-nut tree.Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California | Mary Evarts Anderson