ʻoʻopukai/ ʻoʻopu.kai /
n., A native variety of taro, so named as the leaf stem is similar in coloring to the salt-water ʻoʻopu (the fish), being yellow-green with dark-purple markings. The corms are used mainly as table taro, the leaves often for lūʻau. Grown chiefly in uplands of Kona, Hawaiʻi.
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