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popolo (plural popolos)

  1. (Hawaii) black nightshade (Solanum nigrum).
    • 1883, All about Hawaii, page 36:
      The only lack of Kalelealuaka and his comrades was animal food (literally fish) but they supplied its place aw well as they could with such herbs as the tender leaves of the popolo, which they cooked like spinach, and with inamona made from the roasted nuts of the kukui tree.
    • 1975, L. R. McBride, Practical folk medicine of Hawaii, page 67:
      Popolo is a branching green herb with a tendency to being woody at the base. This annual grows one to three feet high on cultivated land and is regarded as a common weed.
    • 1998, Hawaiian Entomological Society, Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society:
      This mite was collected at the Maui Community College agricultural field (Kahului) on popolo berry on 19 July 1995 by C. McGrath.
    • 2011, William D. Westervelt, Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods, ISBN 1462901360:
      He turned and went back at the call of the messenger, taking some popolo fruit and leaves in his cloak.
  2. (Hawaii, slang, pejorative) A black person.
    • 2004, Miles M. Jackson, Social Process in Hawaii - Volume 43, page 92:
      Well, I'm a Hawaiian, but my father was a black-assed popolo—a Portuguese from Bravas, Cabo Verde Islands, who changed his name.
    • 2007, Charles Euchner, Little League, Big Dreams, ISBN 1402248342:
      When he gets to third, Fe'ao is excited. He sees Curaçao's thir baseman, Denjerick Virginie, starting at him as he slaps his hands together. "What you looking at, popolo?" he barks.
    • 2010, Dave Burgess, A Tale of Two Brothers, ISBN 0557560950, page 176:
      I think that most people in Hawaii agree with my mother-in-law's view of Barry as a good Hawaiian boy; a popolo Hawaiian boy, but a Hawaiian boy nonetheless.
    • 2014, Janet Mock, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, ISBN 1476709130:
      There was a racial order that existed even in this group of tweens. They teased that Chad and I were popolo, Hawaiian slang for black people. Popolo are shiny berries that grow in clusters in the islands and are so black that they shine purple on branches.



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EtymologyEdit

From Latin populus.

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popolo (accusative singular popolon, plural popoloj, accusative plural popolojn)

  1. people
    • 1891, L. L. Zamenhof, "La Espero":
      Forte staras muroj de miljaroj inter la popoloj dividitaj.
      The walls of millennia stand firm between the divided people.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin populus.

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popolo m (plural popoli)

  1. people

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popolo

  1. fist-person singular indicative present of popolare