ohelo

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Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian ʻōhelo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ohelo

  1. A small red or yellow berry growing on the shrub (Vaccinium reticulatum) of volcanic parts of the Hawaiian islands of Hawaii and Maui, or the shrub itself.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 37:
      Growing on nearly bare lava flows, the flora includes small relatives of the familiar cranberry: the ohelo carries a bright red, succulent berry that was once a staple item in the diet of the nene, the Hawaiian goose.