wiliwili

noun
wi·​li·​wi·​li | \ ˈwēlēˈwēlē \
plural -s

Definition of wiliwili

: any of several coral trees of the islands of the Pacific ocean having light soft wood which is often used for the outriggers of canoes especially : a Hawaiian tree (Erythrina sandwicensis) with brilliant orange-red or sometimes yellow flowers

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“Wiliwili.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiliwili. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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