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[kee-ah-vey] /kiˈɑ veɪ/
a thorny tree, Prosopis juliflora, of the legume family, native to South America and widely naturalized in Hawaii.
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< Hawaiian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Surrounding two sides of the old pond are thick kiawe trees.
  • The parcel is vacant and unimproved and covered with brush, weeds, and kiawe trees.
  • However, the kiawe and shower trees will be selectively pruned after the shower tree flowering season.
  • He once spent a week picking kiawe bean pods so he could buy decent clothes and a pair of slippers to wear to school.

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