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ko·a  audio  (k) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. An acacia (Acacia koa) native to Hawaii having flowers arranged in axillary racemes and small sickle-shaped leaves.
  2. The light-to-dark brown or reddish wood of this tree, used for furniture, crafts, cabinetry, and musical instruments.

ETYMOLOGY:
Hawaiian, from Proto-Polynesian *to'a, ironwood tree


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