[mahy-ley, -lee, mah-ee-ley]
- a vine, Alyxia olivaeformis, of Hawaii, having small yellowish flowers and fragrant foliage: a traditional lei plant of Hawaii.
Origin of maile
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for maile
They edit a paper in their society called the "Maile Wreath."
She was very jealous of Maile, who would often go surf-riding with him.
In the first of Samuel you shall read of Goliah a Philistine, the weight of whose brigandine or shirt of maile was of 5000.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine
In the arch of each window hung a wreath of maile, a pretty green vine.
One day, when he went with Maile, Luu-kia was angry and caught that child and killed it by dashing it against a stone.