1. n., Small- to moderate-sized, brightly colored wrasses, family Labridae 🌐.
- In addition to those listed below, hīnālea may be qualified by the terms ʻeleʻele, līpoa, lolo, nīʻau, nuku ʻiʻiwi, nuku ʻiʻiwi ʻula, nuku ʻiʻiwi uli, nuku loa, nuku loa ʻeleʻele.
- Hīnālea was eaten raw as an aftertaste for kava.
- It was prepared in the iʻa hoʻomelu fashion with kukui nuts and chili pepper; as this had a somewhat offensive smell, the phrase ipu kai hīnālea, dish of hīnālea sauce, was applied rudely to one with unpleasant breath, especially if he had the iʻa kui, nasal discharge.
2. n., A variety of taro.