lehua

noun

le·​hua lā-ˈhü-ə How to pronounce lehua (audio)
: 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, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Hawaiian

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lehua was in 1888

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“Lehua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lehua. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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