1. nvi. Somersault; to fall backwards; to turn over and over or upside down; to turn somersaults; to toss with palm of hand up. Kuala poʻo, to somersault. See kūwalawala.
2. n. Interest, usury. See puni kuala. He ʻumi kālā ka uku kuala, the interest was ten dollars.
3. n. Cooked, unbounded taro (same as kalo paʻa, nēʻū).
4. n. Pure white mother-of-pearl shell, much prized because of its rarity, as used for fishhooks or lures.