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ʻoʻopu hue Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., Swellfishes, puffers, balloon fishes, globefishes (Arothron meleagris and Chilomycterus affinus); not related to ʻoʻopu; these fish contain poison which is sometimes removed by those who like the flesh, especially the Japanese; the poison is sometimes fatal; considered by some an ʻaumakua. Literally, gourd ʻoʻopu.

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