Definition of koa
1 : a Hawaiian timber tree (Acacia koa) with crescent-shaped phyllodes and pale yellow flowers borne in small round heads
2 : the fine-grained red wood of the koa used especially for furniture
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DeHoff organized a service where the relics, tucked into a box of koa wood, were blessed by a Buddhist monk and a Hawaiian Christian kahu, or priest.
Both KOA Swimwear and Ugg are offering customers deals for the weekend; at Ugg, save 30 percent on unlined styles between May 25-28, and 20 percent off select styles at KOA between May 22-30.
Designed by the owner, Ken Murray, to offer city dwellers a bit of a gentle, Hawaiian-themed oasis, his well-stocked store sells twangy little tropical instruments in everything from koa wood to Lucite.
A 200-year-old koa wood outrigger canoe sits in the lobby.
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Origin and Etymology of koa
First Known Use: 1824See Words from the same year
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