from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A native name for a myrtaceous tree, Melrosideros polymorpha, found in the Hawaiian, Marquesas, Society, Samoan, Fiji, and Kermadec islands.


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  • I looked through a screen of banana and lehua trees, and down across the guava scrub to the quiet sea a thousand feet beneath.

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  • Still following with glee, haaheo hihi lehua of the valley.

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  • Koa (Acacia spp.) and ‘Ohi’a lehua (Metrosideros spp.) are common dominant canopy tree species.

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  • But what pleased her most was the morning, when Kelolo would leave her for a while and then come creeping back to her on his elbows, for his arms would be filled with red lehua FROM THE FARM OF BITTERNESS blossoms and ginger and yellow hau.


  • It was covered with maile and lehua blossoms and by a huge silken coverlet embroidered in purple dragons.


  • Through the sea of green, lofty tree-ferns thrust their great delicate fronds, and the lehua flaunted its scarlet blossoms.

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  • Laielohelohe e kui lehua ai, i nana aku ka hana o laua, o Laielohelohe e haihai lehua ana.

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  • Ia manawa, hookani aku la o Malio i ka hano ia Laielohelohe e hoomaka aku ana e ako lehua, aole nae e hiki, no ka mea, ua lilo loa o

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  • "E haku oe i lehua, e huihui a lilo i mea hookahi, aia lohe oe i kuu hookani aku i ka hano, oia kou wa e hookuu iho ai i kela popo lehua iluna pono ona, malia o hoohuoi kela ia mea."

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  • His sister took a _ti_-leaf trumpet and went with her brother, and came close to the place where Laielohelohe was wont to string _lehua_ blossoms.

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