okolehao

Pronunciation: [oh-koh-leh-HAH-oh]

An 80 proof Hawaiian liquor made from a mash of the ti plant. It's often substituted for rum and, like rum, comes in white (colorless) and golden versions. Okolehao is known on the islands as oke.

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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