lehua

noun
le·​hua | \ lā-ˈhü-ə How to pronounce lehua (audio) \

Definition of lehua

: a common very showy chiefly Polynesian tree (Metrosideros collinus) of the myrtle family having bright red flowers and a hard wood also : its flower

Examples of lehua in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu is steeped in Hawaiian traditions and ingredients, like hot volcanic stones, leaves from Oahu’s rainforest, and native lehua blossoms. Ali Van Houten, Sunset, "12 Luxury Spa Resorts Worth the Splurge," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of lehua

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lehua

Hawaiian

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“Lehua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lehua. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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