Wai Chapter Vocabulary

1 ) ʻawa a plant (Piper methysticum) whose root is made into a drink
2 ) invasive a non-native plant or animal that dominates the habitat and forces out native life
3 ) hīhīwai a type of snail (Neritinu graposa) found in brackish water; also called wī
4 ) kinolau body form of a kupua or akua
5 ) sediment dirt and other matter settled at the bottom of the river
6 ) resource something valuable, or a supply of raw material that is used to produce other goods and services
7 ) luna wai the person responsible for distributing water within the ahupuaʻa
8 ) nutrient a substance in foods that is necessary for the human body
9 ) migrate to move to another place in order to live there
10 ) life cycle the cycle of birth, development, and eventual death of a living thing
11 ) laden carrying a heavy load
12 ) ʻoʻopu general name for native stream fish
13 ) ʻōpae shrimp
14 ) porous allowing liquid to pass through
15 ) erosion the slow wearing away of rock and soil
16 ) shroud to cover or conceal something
17 ) sustenance something that supports life
18 ) wai freshwater
19 ) kanaka man, person