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palaoa Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Sperm whale; ivory, especially whale tusks as used for the highly prized lei palaoa; whale-tooth pendant.

  • Examples:
    • Makau palaoa, fishhook made of whale ivory.
  • References:
    • PCP pala(a)oa.

2. n., Flour, bread, wheat (Biblical).

  • Source:
    • English.
  • References:

Tags: fauna marine foods

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palaoa Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Bread.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word

Tags: foods

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palaoa Andrews, Haw to Eng / PA-LA-O-A /,

s., A species of large fish; a whale.

2. An ornament made of a whale's tooth worn pendulous from the neck; e malama i ka niho palaoa, take care of the ornament (we have no name for it in English); hence,

3. Ivory.

4. The sea-elephant.

Tags: fauna marine

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palaoa Parker, Haw to Eng / pā'-lā'-ō-a /,

1. n., Also spelled palaowa. A walrus.

2. n., An ornament made of a whale's tooth worn pendulous from the neck: e malama i ka niho palaoa, take care of the ornament.

3. n., Ivory.

Tags: fauna marine

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Palaoa Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

  • Point, southwest Lānaʻi.
  • Place, Waikīkī, Honolulu, Oʻahu.

Literally, whale (dead whales were sometimes washed ashore here; TM).

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Palaoa Hawaiʻi Place Names,

Point Light, Palaoa, Lānaʻi. Literally, whale.

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