Definitions for KOAˈkoʊ ə

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ko•aˈkoʊ ə(n.)(pl.)ko•as.

  1. a Hawaiian acacia, Acacia koa, of the legume family, having gray bark.

    Category: Plants

  2. its hard red or golden-brown wood, used for making furniture.

    Category: Furniture

Origin of koa:

1840–50; < Hawaiian


  1. koa(Noun)

    Acacia koa, a species of large tree in the family Fabaceae which is endemic to and common on the islands of Hawaii; or the wood of this tree.

  2. Origin: From koa.


  1. Acacia koa

    Acacia koa is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands, where it is the second most common tree. The highest populations are on Hawaiʻi, Maui and Oʻahu. Its name in the Hawaiian language, koa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.


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