lehua

[ ley-hoo-ah ]
/ leɪˈhu ɑ /
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noun

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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