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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.]
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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]
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(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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