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o·hi·a le·hu·a(ō-hē′ə lā-ho͞o′ə)
An evergreen tree or shrub (Metrosideros polymorpha) of the Hawaiian Islands, having hard wood and showy red flowers with numerous long stamens.
[Hawaiian 'ōhi'a lehua : 'ōhi'a, ohia lehua + lehua, flower of the ohia lehua.]
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n., pl. -hu•as.
a Hawaiian tree, Metrosideros villosa, with bright red flowers, yielding a hard wood.
[1885–90; < Hawaiian]
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