naio

noun
\ ˈnī(ˌ)ō\
plural -s

Definition of naio

: any of several trees of the genus Myoporum: such as
a : ngaio
c : a tall Hawaiian tree (Myoporum sandwicense) that has rough gray bark and pink or white flowers in terminal clusters and that yields a lumber which is sometimes substituted for sandalwood

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for naio

Hawaiian

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about naio

Dictionary Entries near naio

nain

nainsel

nainsook

naio

Naipali

Naipaul

naique

Statistics for naio

Look-up Popularity

Comments on naio

What made you want to look up naio? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to a parable or parabola

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!