from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of two trees of the myrtle family native to Hawaii, the lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) and the Malay apple (Syzygium malaccense).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of several trees, but particularly the Malay apple, Caryophyllus Malaccensis. (See Malay apple, under Malay.) It is often called ohia-ai (edible ohia), in distinction from ohia-lehua (flowering ohia), Metrosideros polymorpha, a related tree. See lehua.


From Hawaiian ʽōhiʽa. (Wiktionary)



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