ohia

noun
\ ō-ˈhē-ə \

Definition of ohia 

: lehua

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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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