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ohia

EnglishEdit

Metrosideros polymorpha
Syzygium malaccense

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EtymologyEdit

From Hawaiian ʽōhiʽa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ohia (plural ohias)

  1. Either of two flowering trees of the myrtle family, especially as found in Hawaii: the lehua, Metrosideros polymorpha (native to Hawaii), and the Malay apple, Syzygium malaccense, (native to Southeast Asia, introduced throughout the tropics).
    • 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.