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lehua

[ley-hoo-ah]
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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.
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Origin of lehua

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.

  • 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