Definition of koa in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊə


  • A large Hawaiian forest tree which yields dark red timber.
    • Acacia koa, family Leguminosae
    More example sentences
    • The first native trees encountered are some koas that form a canopy over the trail.
    • His early attempts to nurture Hawaiian natives like koa, ohia lehua, and lama trees were disappointing.
    • All that engineering comes with a walnut and Hawaiian koa veneer.


early 19th century: from Hawaiian.

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