ohia

noun
\ ō-ˈhē-ə How to pronounce ohia (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Officials have confirmed another discovery of a fungal disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of native ohia trees in the state. USA TODAY, "Virus rains on parades, Utah women walk out, teachers strike: News from around our 50 states," 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, "Bye-bye to Bei Bei, reverse bank robbery, squirrel survey: News from around our 50 states," 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, "Bye-bye to Bei Bei, reverse bank robbery, squirrel survey: News from around our 50 states," 18 Nov. 2019 Officials say this form is known to take months to years to kill ohia trees. USA TODAY, "Bye-bye to Bei Bei, reverse bank robbery, squirrel survey: News from around our 50 states," 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, "Emoji house, Saharan dust, turtle crossing: News from around our 50 states," 8 Aug. 2019 One day last spring, Lisa Crampton stood at the base of a tall ohia tree, deep in the forested interior of Kauai. Jennifer Kahn, New York Times, "Should Some Species Be Allowed to Die Out?," 13 Mar. 2018 After 15 minutes of hiking, a stand of older-growth ohia trees appears on our right: kipuka! Elyse Butler, Smithsonian, "Hawaii’s Must-See Lava Flows Are Home to New, Startling Ecosystems," 29 Apr. 2017 After 15 minutes of hiking, a stand of older-growth ohia trees appears on our right: kipuka! Elyse Butler, Smithsonian, "Hawaii’s Must-See Lava Flows Are Home to New, Startling Ecosystems," 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of ohia

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ohia

Hawaiian 'ōhi'a

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“Ohia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ohia. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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