1. nvs. Ridge, slope, steep side of a ravine; ridged. Cf. kualapa. hoʻo.lapa To form a ridge; ridge.
2. nvs. Overactive, energetic, mischievous; gamboling and cavorting, as a young animal; roughhouse; to flash. Cf. ʻālapa, ʻōlapa. Ka puhi lapa i ke ale, eel playing in the hollows. Lapa kai, restless, active sea. hoʻo.lapa
a. To rise up; to boil; to swell, as a blister; to spread or blaze, as fire or volcanic eruption; to excite or flare, as with passion; to animate; to cook by boiling. Hoʻolapa ka ʻōpū, a disturbed stomach. Ua wala kīʻaha paha, ke hoʻolapa mai nei, the glass is tilted back perhaps, getting active. (PPN lapa.)
b. (Cap.) Wind famous at Kaʻū.
3. n. Bamboo liners, for tapa printing.
4. n. Orifice of the womb. Also lapa pūʻao.
5. n. Clot, as of blood.
6. n. A variety of sweet potato.
7. n. A variety of taro.
8. n. Male mahimahi fish.
9. vt. To slacken off the lower section on an ʻōpelu bag net; part of the catch remains in the water, and the top part only of the net is raised to the canoe and the catch taken; a large catch would be too heavy to bring up at once.
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