- n. Plural form of lei.
“Plumerias are perhaps most closely identified as the flowers used in Hawaiian leis, although they are native to Mexico and Central America.”
“First, to start with "leis" are flower garlands from Hawaii.”
“ It was always pleasing to see the smiles of the visitors as they took their first breaths of tropic air and bowed their heads to accept the fragrant, welcoming leis.”
“ Scattered across these snowdrifts were summery eruptions of color: Japanese and Hawaiian women selling leis of red ginger, yellow orchids, green maile, pink plumeria, and golden 'ilima blossoms.”
“Under a light drizzle, the sailors were warmly greeted by friends and family with applause, colorful leis, hugs and tears as they disembarked from the ship.”
“Drinks were served on the hotel's patio by a huge Samoan man dressed in a sarong and, before the men sailed off to war in an outrigger canoe, the girls dutifully draped floral leis around their necks.”
“Since then, I have attended several Bay area hula events at which the smell of fresh flower leis was simply intoxicating.”
“Seven years ago today we took the leis from the florist's boxes and shook the water in which they were packaged onto the grass outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue.”
“And into the canoes, to the favoured ones, they on the yacht began tossing their many leis.”
“I was for ever crowned with leis by him, and he had his runners bring me leis all the way from the rose-gardens of Mana — you remember them; fifty miles across the lava and the ranges, dewy fresh as the moment they were plucked, in their jewel-cases of banana bark; yard-long they were, the tiny pink buds like threaded beads of”
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