1. vs. Clear, luminous, transparent, visible, manifest, plain, intelligible; thin, as cloth; shining, bright, distinct. Cf. mōakaaka. hoʻā.kaaka To clarify, explain, render or make intelligible, provide clearly for, prescribe, describe; explanation, clarification. ʻŌlelo hoʻākaaka mua, preface. Nā mea apau i hoʻākaaka ʻole ʻia ma ke kānāwai, all things not expressly provided for by law.
2. n. A white and very thin tapa. Cf. aka-ʻaʻamo.
3. n. A downy, thorny branching plant (Solanum aculeatissimum), 30 to 90 cm high, from tropical America. It bears round scarlet fruits 2.6 em in diameter, which are strung for leis. (Neal 742–3.) Also kīkānia lei.
4. Same as aka #5.
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