koa

[ koh-uh ]

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

1
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for koa

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

Origin of koa

1
C19: from Hawaiian

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