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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mea ono puaa

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The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "mea ono puaa."

Today's word is actually two smaller words. Mea ono, meaning something delicious or sweet and puaa, meaning pork. When put together, these two words describe the Chinese introduction of dim sum, steamed or baked buns filled with sweet pork. Locally we call these dim sum, manapua, which is a shortened adaptation of the Hawaiian word mea ono puaa or sweet pork in a bun.

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