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)
“Wetter areas up to about 6,000 ft (1,800 m) support a forest that includes one of the principal lumber trees, the ohia; found with it are treelike ferns.”
“A third type of forest grows above the ohia up to 9,500 ft (2,900 m) on Maui and Hawaii.”
“September 30, 2009 at 12:05 pm congratumalations, annipuss! may ai offer yu some relazing hot chockolit before bed? adn also, ai did not get a chanse tu say ohia proppily on teh otter lol – *extends floofy paw of friendship*”
“April 22, 2008 at 8:31 am ohia zippycat! where u ben? ben missing u. glad to c u back online agin”
“March 22, 2008 at 2:17 pm ohia billy, eye wont hold the scotch, it wuld be berry messie. eye jus leave it in bottle. heres ur water.”
“March 19, 2008 at 2:08 pm ohia bubbashoomin. glad to c u back”
“July 7, 2008 at 2:01 pm ohia … ai has a nice pikshur of a erlenmeyer flask. ai might swap it in sum time. but ai like the wolf himz bean an Abyssinian wolf, a painting by teh great artiste Louis Agassiz Fuertes.”
“Woody trailers, harsh hard grass in tufts, the Asplenium trichomanes in rifts, the Pellea ternifolia in sand, and some ohia and mamane scrub in hollow places sheltered from the wind, all hard, crisp, unlovely growths, contrast with the lavish greenery below.”
“Finding eyesight useless, I dismounted often, and felt with my finger along the rolling lava for the slightest marks of abrasion, which might show that shod animals had passed that way, got up into an ohia to look out for the smoke of”
“Under thick canopies of the glossy breadfruit and banana, groups of natives were twining garlands of roses and ohia blossoms.”
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