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n., A fish (Neomyxus chaptalii), known as the false mullet or false ʻamaʻama, distinguishable from the true mullet by its narrower and tapered mouth and creamy rather than silvery pectoral fins. The head, when eaten, was supposed to cause sleeplessness and nightmares.

  • Examples:
    • Ua hopu hewa i ka uouoa, accidentally caught an uouoa [in trouble, play on uō, to howl].

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish

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Uouoa (u'-ŏ-u-o'-a), n.

/ u'-ŏ-u-o'-a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

A species of mullet (Chaenomugil chaptalii) of the tropical shores.

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