pamakani

noun

pa·​ma·​ka·​ni
ˈpäməˌkänē
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 23 Feb. 2024.

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