Origin of kukui
Examples from the Web for kukui
Fine varieties were even made of the kukui (Aleurites moluccana).
One of the conspicuous trees of the Hawaiian forests is the Kukui or candle-nut.
It stands in about an acre of ground, ornamented with flowers, shrubs, and an avenue of kukui and koa-trees.A Boy's Voyage Round the World|The Son of Samuel Smiles
Kukui (ku-k-i)--a tree (Aleurites moluccana) from the nuts of which were made torches; a torch.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii|Nathaniel Bright Emerson
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