limu

Pronunciation: [LEE-moo]

Hawaiian for "seaweed," of which there are over two dozen varieties included in the native Hawaiian diet. Among the more popular types are the deep green limu ele'ele, the reddish-brown limu kohu, the pale brown limu lipoa and limu manauea, which ranges in color from yellow ocher to magenta.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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