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Definition of "koa" []

  • An acacia (Acacia koa) native to Hawaii having flowers arranged in axillary racemes and small sickle-shaped leaves. (noun)
  • The light-to-dark brown or reddish wood of this tree, used for furniture, crafts, cabinetry, and musical instruments. (noun)
  • A Hawaiian leguminous tree, Acacia koa, yielding a hard wood (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The reddish wood of this tree, used esp for furniture (noun)

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Use "koa" in a sentence
  • "However, there were several talks on other “exotic” organisms such as koa birds, kangaroos and tuatara lizards."
  • "The path followed by the Har'koa's Kitten during the quest, "I Sense a Disturbance" has been improved."
  • "At one time, the area had been a thick forest of prized Acacia koa trees."