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ʻōpelu / ʻō.pelu / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Mackerel scad (Decapterus pinnulatus and D. maruadsi); an ʻaumakua for some people.

  • Examples:
    • ʻŌpelu ana, a satisfied (ana) ʻōpelu that has escaped after eating the bait.
  • References:

2. n., A variety of taro.

3. n., Lobelia hypoleuca, a plant named for the supposed resemblance of its leaf to the fish of the same name.

Tags: fauna flora ʻaumakua

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