Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tree (Acacia koa) in the pea family, native to Hawaii, having flowers arranged in axillary racemes and small sickle-shaped leaves.
  • noun The light-to-dark brown or reddish wood of this tree, used for furniture, crafts, cabinetry, and musical instruments.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common and very valuable forest-tree of the Sandwich Islands, Acacia Koa.

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  • noun Acacia koa, a species of large tree in the family Fabaceae which is endemic to and common on the islands of Hawaii; or the wood of this tree.

Etymologies

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

[Hawaiian, from Proto-Polynesian *to'a, ironwood tree.]

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From Hawaiian koa.

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