maile

noun

mai·​le ˈmī-lē How to pronounce maile (audio)
: a Pacific island vine (Alyxia oliviformis) of the dogbane family with fragrant leaves and bark that are used for decoration and in Hawaii for leis

Word History

Etymology

Hawaiian

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maile was in 1825

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Cite this Entry

“Maile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maile. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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