koa

koa

[koh-uh]
noun
1.
a Hawaiian acacia, Acacia koa, of the legume family, characterized by spreading branches and gray bark.
2.
the hard, red or golden-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.

Origin:
1840–50; < Hawaiian

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koa (ˈkəʊə)
 
n
1.  a Hawaiian leguminous tree, Acacia koa, yielding a hard wood
2.  the reddish wood of this tree, used esp for furniture
 
[C19: from Hawaiian]

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Koa definition


he-camel, occurs only in Ezek. 23:23, some province or place in the Babylonian empire, used in this passage along with Shoa (q.v.).

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