maile

[ mahy-ley, -lee, mah-ee-ley ]
/ ˈmaɪ leɪ, -li, ˈmɑ iˌleɪ /

noun

a vine, Alyxia olivaeformis, of Hawaii, having small yellowish flowers and fragrant foliage: a traditional lei plant of Hawaii.

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Origin of maile

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1905–10
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