koa

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See also: ko'a, köa, and Koa

English[edit]

A koa tree

Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian koa.

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Noun[edit]

koa (countable and uncountable, plural koas)

  1. 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.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 59:
      As you get higher, native vegetation takes over, so a prospect might be framed by the dangling leaves of the beautiful koa tree, each leaf a gently curved, trembling sickle.
    • 2007 March 18, Anne Eisenberg, “How to Soften the Edges of Technology”:
      The outer frame is made of koa and maple.

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *toa

Noun[edit]

koa

  1. warrior
  2. koa (tree)

Verb[edit]

koa

  1. (stative) to be brave, military

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