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lehua

[ley-hoo-ah] /leɪˈhu ɑ/
noun
1.
Also called ohia lehua. a tree, Metrosideros villosa, of the Hawaiian islands, yielding a hard wood.
2.
the bright-red, corymbose flower of this tree.
Origin of lehua
1885-1890
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1885-90
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  • Presently after he spied lehua weeping, and was half in a mind to tell her all was well.

    Island Nights' Entertainments Robert Louis Stevenson
  • lehua (verse 6) is the well-known bird-island, lying north of Niihau and visible from the Waimea side of Kauai.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii Nathaniel Bright Emerson
  • I looked through a screen of banana and lehua trees, and down across the guava scrub to the quiet sea a thousand feet beneath.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • Keola was married with lehua, daughter of Kalamake, the wise man of Molokai, and he kept his dwelling with the father of his wife.

    Island Nights' Entertainments Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Keola and lehua took his advice, and gave many dollars to the lepers and the fund.

    Island Nights' Entertainments Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The last leaf was eaten, the flame fell, and the shock followed, and there were Keola and lehua in the room at home.

    Island Nights' Entertainments Robert Louis Stevenson
  • But there was another matter not so clear, and lehua and Keola talked of it all night and were troubled.

    Island Nights' Entertainments Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Through the sea of green, lofty tree-ferns thrust their great delicate fronds, and the lehua flaunted its scarlet blossoms.

  • She had the same experience on lehua, on Kiihau, and on the large island of Kauai.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii Nathaniel Bright Emerson

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