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ʻala Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. vs., Fragrant, sweet-smelling, perfumed; fragrance, perfume (preceded by ke). Figuratively, esteemed chiefly.

  • Examples:
    • Ke ʻala kūpaoa, a strong heady fragrance.
    • Ke ʻala punia, a fragrance so strong that it causes dizziness.
  • References:

2. n., A variety of taro, said to be pungent-smelling when cooked.

Tags: flora foods kalo preceded by ke

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