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n. An endemic fish (Kuhlia sandvicensis) found in both fresh and salt water. The mature stage is āhole, the young stage āholehole. Because of the meaning of hole, to strip away, this fish was used for magic, as to chase away evil spirits and for love magic. It was also called a "sea pig" (puaʻa kai) and used ceremonially as a substitute for pig. Foreigners were sometimes called āhole because of the light skin of the fish. He āhole ka iʻa, hole ke aloha, āhole is the fish, love is restless [of āhole fish used in love magic].

s. Name of a species of white fish.

Ahole (ā-hŏ'-lě), n.

/ ā-hŏ'-lě / Parker Haw to Eng,

A fish resembling the white perch or sea bass. Color, bright silvery, bluish on back. Common in streams and in brackish water.

Ahole (ā-hŏ'-le):

/ ā-hŏ'-le / Parker Haw to Eng,

a species of white fish (Kuhlia malo). Stream, Hilo, Hawaii.

Rock islet (0.15 acres, 40 feet elevation), Kī-pahulu qd., East Maui. Lit., Kuhlia sandvicensis(a fish).

Island (.15 acres, 40 feet high), Kīpahulu, Maui. Adult Hawaiian flagtail fish (Kuhlia sandvicensis).

E huli iā “āhole” ma Ulukau.

Search for “āhole” on Ulukau.

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