pikake

noun
pi·​ka·​ke | \ ˈpē-kä-ˌkā How to pronounce pikake (audio) \

Definition of pikake

: an evergreen climbing jasmine (Jasminum sambac) of Asia long cultivated for its profuse fragrant white flowers

First Known Use of pikake

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pikake

Hawaiian pīkake, literally, peacock, from English

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“Pikake.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pikake. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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