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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus Metrosideros of Hawaii and other Pacific islands, especially M. collina or M. polymorpha, having showy red flowers.

Etymologies

Hawaiian 'ōhi'a lehua : 'ōhi'a, ohia lehua + lehua, flower of the ohia lehua.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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