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Examples of ohia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Laze on the private lanai with a circular wooden hot tub and lounge chairs, before descending even further into the forest of ohia trees to turn on the fire pit. Kristin Scharkey, Sunset Magazine, 27 Dec. 2022 Namakanipaio, operated by Volcano House, has 16 campsites (from $50) surrounded by fragrant eucalyptus and native ohia trees, with restrooms, running water, picnic tables, and barbecue pits. Catherine Toth Fox, Outside Online, 9 Mar. 2020 The results can be disastrous for native species steeped in the islands’ culture, like the ohia, a tree that grows easily on new lava flows, featuring flowers which are often scarlet red. New York Times, 5 July 2021 Officials have confirmed another discovery of a fungal disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of native ohia trees in the state. USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2020 After conducting an aerial survey of the island forest, officials have discovered an ohia tree-killing fungal disease local to the state is spreading on Oahu. USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2019 The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports state Division of Forestry and Wildlife officials tagged 41 more trees that could be ailing from rapid ohia death after first discovering an infected tree July 31. USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2019 Officials say this form is known to take months to years to kill ohia trees. USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2019 Wildlife officials say the type of rapid ohia death found is the less aggressive of two types associated with the disease. USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History


Hawaiian 'ōhi'a

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ohia was in 1815

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“Ohia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ohia. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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