EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ohi'a

EtymologyEdit

From Hawaiian ʽōhiʽa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ohia (plural ohias)

  1. Either of two trees of the myrtle family native to Hawaii, the lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) and the Malay apple (Syzygium malaccense).
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 36:
      The dominant canopy plant is the Ohi‘a, a greyish tree of medium height, often gnarled and dressed with lichens, and carrying small, oval, dark green leaves that shine attractively in a certain light.
Last modified on 19 September 2013, at 15:15