pamakani

noun
pa·​ma·​ka·​ni | \ ˈpäməˌkänē \
plural -s

Definition of pamakani

: a tall tropical American perennial herb (Eupatorium macrophyllum) that is sometimes cultivated in the warm greenhouse for its showy corymbs of reddish lilac flower heads

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History and Etymology for pamakani

Hawaii pā-makani(haole), from pā-makani, any of several native plants, literally, wind-blown, + haole foreign

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“Pamakani.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pamakani. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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