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pikake

[ pee-kah-key ]
/ ˈpi kɑˌkeɪ /
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noun
a climbing vine, Jasminium sambac, of the olive family, probably of Asian origin, having fragrant white flowers used to flavor jasmine tea and, in Hawaii, to make leis.
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Origin of pikake

1935–40; <Hawaiian pīkake literally, peacock, allegedly a name given to the plant by the Hawaiian princess Kaʾiu-lani (1875–99)
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