pi·​ka·​ke ˈpē-kä-ˌkā How to pronounce pikake (audio)
: an evergreen climbing jasmine (Jasminum sambac) of Asia long cultivated for its profuse fragrant white flowers

Examples of pikake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try pikake, a white flower from the jasmine family that's beloved for its beauty and sweet scent. Kiera Wright-Ruiz, Travel + Leisure, 12 Feb. 2022

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Word History


Hawaiian pīkake, literally, peacock, from English

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pikake was in 1933

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“Pikake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pikake. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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