toa

noun

ˈtōə
plural -s
1
: a valiant Polynesian warrior
2
: a tree of the genus Casuarina
especially : a tall usually spreading tree (C. equisetifolia) of northern Australia and the Pacific islands having very hard tough wood and used locally for implements and war clubs and being often cultivated in southeastern Asia especially for fuel and for its value in erosion control

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“Toa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toa. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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