maile

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

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

Nearby words

  1. mailbag,
  2. mailboat,
  3. mailbox,
  4. mailcatcher,
  5. mailcoach,
  6. mailed,
  7. mailed fist,
  8. mailer,
  9. mailer, norman,
  10. mailgram

Origin of maile

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1905–10

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