a Hawaiian acacia, Acacia koa, of the legume family, characterized by spreading branches and gray bark.
the hard, red or golden-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
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How to use koa in a sentence
Mommyish editor-in-chief koa Beck wrote an open letter encouraging the ex-sorority sister to apply for their paid internship.Rebecca Martinson, the Viral Sorority Girl Letter Writer: How to Go From Unknown to Infamous in 60 Seconds | Tricia Romano | April 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
People will love the ‘chili water,’ which adds a nice spice to give our Koko koa a good ‘punch.’
The greater part were of polished koa wood, though some were covered with red velvet ornamented with gold.A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' | Annie Allnut Brassey
Jar made in imitation of treasure jar, found in ruins of W-mai a. Thl-wo-pu-kia t-tsa-na -no-to-na n-te-li-ah-na y-koa.Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained | James Stevenson
koa Kau, one of the younger of the students, ran lightly up the stairs to give battle to the intruders.The Black-Bearded Barbarian (George Leslie Mackay) | Mary Esther Miller MacGregor, AKA Marion Keith
This time there was quite a little party went with him: his wife, their three children, and koa Kau, one of his students.The Black-Bearded Barbarian (George Leslie Mackay) | Mary Esther Miller MacGregor, AKA Marion Keith
The girls were huddled in colored groups on wide couches or garlanded in twos and threes on and in the big koa-wood chairs.The Little Lady of the Big House | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for koa
a Hawaiian leguminous tree, Acacia koa, yielding a hard wood
the reddish wood of this tree, used esp for furniture
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