[mahy-ley, -lee, mah-ee-ley]


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

Origin of maile

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of maile

  • Update: Maile Molin appeared at Women in the World Texas in San Antonio on October 22, 2014.

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    She Gives the Gift of Language

    Bobby Blanchard

    October 20, 2014

  • At this point in my life, the person I turn to for nuts and bolts help is Maile Malloy.

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    Ann Patchett: How I Write

    Noah Charney

    October 30, 2013

Historical Examples of maile