aalii

noun
aa·​lii | \ ä-ˈlē-ˌē How to pronounce aalii (audio) \
plural aaliis

Definition of aalii

Hawaii
: a hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa)

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First Known Use of aalii

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aalii

borrowed from Hawaiian 'a'ali'i

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“Aalii.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aalii. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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