sea-hibiscus

sea hibiscus

noun
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hau tree

[hou]
noun
a clambering tree, Hibiscus tileaceus, of tropical shores, having leathery, ovate leaves and yellow flowers that turn dark red as they fade, and yielding a fiber used as cordage.
Also called mahoe, sea hibiscus.


Origin:
1910–15; < Hawaiian hau hau tree

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