maile

noun
mai·​le | \ ˈmī-lē How to pronounce maile (audio) \

Definition of maile

: 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

First Known Use of maile

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maile

Hawaiian

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