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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ipukukui

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The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ipukukui. Ipukukui is a compound word, made up of two smaller words: ipu or container, and kukui or candlenut. When put together, these two words form ipukukui, the word for lamp, or candlestick. To make an ipukukui, several kukui nuts were looped onto a thin wooden stick, and were lit from the bottom most kukui which would eventually light the one directly above it, and so on, until all the kukui were used up. The Hawaiian Word of the Day is ipukukui.

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