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koa

[koh-uh] /ˈkoʊ ə/
noun
1.
a Hawaiian acacia, Acacia koa, of the legume family, characterized by spreading branches and gray bark.
2.
the hard, red or golden-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
Origin of koa
1840-1850
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1840-50
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koa

/ˈkəʊə/
noun
1.
a Hawaiian leguminous tree, Acacia koa, yielding a hard wood
2.
the reddish wood of this tree, used esp for furniture
Word Origin
C19: from Hawaiian
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