A piece of koa wood.
koa definition by Webster's New World
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a Hawaiian acacia tree (Acacia koa) valued for its wood, used in building and cabinetmaking, and its bark, used in tanning
Origin: Hawaiian ; from Proto-Polynesian an unverified form toa, tree
koa definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An acacia (Acacia koa) native to Hawaii having flowers arranged in axillary racemes and small sickle-shaped leaves.
- The light-to-dark brown or reddish wood of this tree, used for furniture, crafts, cabinetry, and musical instruments.
Origin: Hawaiian, from Proto-Polynesian *to'a, ironwood tree.