Last modified on 25 May 2014, at 13:21


Alternative formsEdit


From Hawaiian ʽōhiʽa.



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.