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kukui

[koo-koo-ee] /kuˈku i/
noun
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
1815-1825
1815-25; < Hawaiian
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  • The fabric is carefully affixed to the waistband utilizing six to eight kukui nuts.

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