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aloalo / alo.alo / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., All kinds of hibiscus, including the native white hibiscus (Hibiscus arnottianus 🌐); often called pua aloalo, pualoalo.

2. n., Squilla (Pseudosquilla ciliata 🌐, Lysiosquilla maculata 🌐), highly desired as food. Also Squilla sp.

3. Loved and served by many persons, as a chief or favorite child; esteemed.

  • Examples:
    • Haku o Hawaiʻi he inoa, hānau aloalo aʻu a Keʻelikōlani (chant for Prince of Hawaiʻi), his title is Prince of Hawaiʻi, child of Keʻelikōlani, mine, born with many to serve and love [him].
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4. n., Tapa made from māmaki mixed with wauke.

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A-LO-A-LO Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. Double form, of alo. To turn this way and that; to look one way and another, as if in fear, or about to do mischief. Puk. 2:12. Aloalo na maka o ka aihue.

A-LO-A-LO Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. See ALO. TO dodge; to flee from, as a shower, i. e., to run from one tree to another; aloalo ua, aloalo makani, kipakipa, pukauhale, to dodge the rain, &c.

A-LO-A-LO Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To go after, as a servant; to bring things; to wait on; he ai puupuu, he poi puupuu.

Aloalo (ă'-lŏ-ă'-lŏ), v. / ă'-lŏ-ă'-lŏ / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Freq. of alo, to dodge.]

1. To dodge rapidly or continuously.

2. To look about slyly with a quick cast of the eyes, as if in fear, or about to do mischief: Aloalo na maka o ka aihue.

Aloalo (ă'lo-ă'lo): / ă'lo-ă'lo / Parker Haw to Eng,

to dodge. Land section, Kona, Oahu.

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