alalauwa

noun
ala·​lau·​wa | \ ˌä-lə-ˈlau̇-ə \
plural -s

Definition of alalauwa

: any of several food fishes (genus Pocacanthus) widely distributed in tropical seas

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First Known Use of alalauwa

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alalauwa

Hawaiian

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“Alalauwa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alalauwa. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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