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

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


1. (Plants) a Hawaiian leguminous tree, Acacia koa, yielding a hard wood
2. (Plants) the reddish wood of this tree, used esp for furniture
[C19: from Hawaiian]


(ˈkoʊ ə)

n., pl. ko•as.
1. a Hawaiian acacia, Acacia koa, of the legume family, having gray bark.
2. its hard red or golden-brown wood, used for making furniture.
[1840–50; < Hawaiian]
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The golden koa, the king of woods," Mercedes was crooning over the instrument.
It extended in between Mauna Koa and Mauna Loa, and it was there I learned to shoot goats and wild cattle.
MPs heard that the average wage at KOA stands at e1/456,500 a year.
dba Accel Party Rentals and Design, on its acquisition by US-based investment firm Koa Capital Partners LLC, the company said.
The KOA Presidents Award is presented annually to campgrounds that receive high scores in customer service from their campers, and also receive top scores in KOAs own annual quality review.
There was similar delight and elation from fellow Koa owner Andy Kearnan, "You couldn't ask for anything better.
9,10) In previous studies, serum COMP has been associated with diagnosis and prognosis of clinical KOA; (11-14) however, it remains unclear whether COMP is sensitive enough to evaluate KOA patients.
That patient subset with a highly inflammatory KOA phenotype would be the logical focus of future clinical trials of agents having potent anti-inflammatory effects, rather than potential therapies with bone- or cartilage-modifYing effects.
According to Zaal, Al Barari and whatever KOA will create are completely different in tone and structure.
Mohammed Bin Zaal, CEO and Founder of KOA, said, "The aim of the University Design Challenge was to provide a space to young and creative talents to demonstrate their design skills.
Johnlu Koa has been a game changer by introducing rice-eating Filipinos to baguettes, wheat rolls and ciabattas under the French Baker chain.
We therefore, designed this study to assess the relationship of waist circumference and body mass index with the presence of KOA.