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.
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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