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A koa tree

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Hawaiian koa.

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NounEdit

koa (plural koas or koa)

  1. Acacia koa, a species of large tree in the family Fabaceae which is endemic to and common on the islands of Hawaii; or the wood of this tree.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 59:
      As you get higher, native vegetation takes over, so a prospect might be framed by the dangling leaves of the beautiful koa tree, each leaf a gently curved, trembling sickle.
    • 2007, March 18, “Anne Eisenberg”, in How to Soften the Edges of Technology[1]:
      The outer frame is made of koa and maple.
    • 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press, p. 122:
      At her funeral, Likelike's body was placed in a polished koa coffin, adorned with sprays of gardenia […].

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NounEdit

koa

  1. rain

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HawaiianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *toa (compare Maori toa), from Proto-Oceanic *toRas, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *teRas (compare Indonesian teras (heart, pith (of wood))).

NounEdit

koa

  1. warrior
  2. koa (tree)

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *toqa (compare Maori toa (brave)).

VerbEdit

koa

  1. (stative) to be brave, military
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