alalauwa

noun

ala·​lau·​wa
ˌä-lə-ˈlau̇-ə
plural -s
: any of several food fishes (genus Pocacanthus) widely distributed in tropical seas

Word History

Etymology

Hawaiian

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alalauwa was in 1854

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“Alalauwa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alalauwa. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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