- Also called ohia lehua. a tree, Metrosideros villosa, of the Hawaiian islands, yielding a hard wood.
- the bright-red, corymbose flower of this tree.
Origin of lehua
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for lehua
It was a good night, though I suspect that Lehua Alapai and the Mowbray sisters had at least as much fun as I did.New Moon Rises Over Hollywood
November 17, 2009
Presently after he spied Lehua weeping, and was half in a mind to tell her all was well.
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
Keola was married with Lehua, daughter of Kalamake, the wise man of Molokai, and he kept his dwelling with the father of his wife.
Keola and Lehua took his advice, and gave many dollars to the lepers and the fund.