menehune

noun
me·​ne·​hu·​ne | \ ˌmenəˈhünē \
plural menehune or menehunes

Definition of menehune

: a small mythical Polynesian being usually pictured as a dwarf living in the mountains and working at night as a stone builder

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Hawaiian

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“Menehune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/menehune. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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