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Definition of "kou" [kou]

  • In the Hawaiian Islands, a name of Cordia subcordata, a tree belonging to the borage family, from which the natives make wooden bowls, or calabashes, for holding their poi. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "kou" in a sentence
  • "In Japan, there's also Ame-kou, which is apparently an insulting term for Americans."
  • "Malia paha 'oi aku ko lākou akamai ma ka ho'oponopono' ana i ka 'āina a me ke aupuni."
  • "Yes, and careless that all should see his extended favour, I must dip into his pa paakai for my pinches of red salt, and limu, and kukui nut and chili pepper; and into his ipu kai "(fish sauce dish)" of kou wood that the great Kamehameha himself had eaten from on many a similar progress."