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koa

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noun \ˈkō-ə\

Definition of koa

  1. 1 :  a Hawaiian timber tree (Acacia koa) with crescent-shaped phyllodes and pale yellow flowers borne in small round heads

  2. 2 :  the fine-grained red wood of the koa used especially for furniture



Origin and Etymology of koa

Hawaiian


First Known Use: 1824


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