Definition of naupaka in English:

naupaka

noun

  • Any of various shrubs of the genus Scaevola (family Goodeniaceae), found on islands and coasts of the Pacific and Indian Oceans; specifically the beach berry, S. taccada (more fully "beach naupaka"), which bears distinctive one-sided white flowers and white berries.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Hillebrand (1821–1886). From Hawaiian naupaka.