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alalauwa

/ A-LA-LAU-WA / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

s., A species of small fish; called so when small or young; when larger or older they are called ʻāweoweo.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish

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alalauwa

/ ā'-lă-lău'-wă / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., The young of a species of redfish (Priacanthus alalaua), the adult being known as ʻāweoweo. It is claimed that the appearance of this fish in large schools in Honolulu harbor often portended a calamity to some member of the royal family. Also known as alalaua.

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