Meaning of ohia in English:

ohia

(also 'ohi'a)

Pronunciation /ə(ʊ)ˈhiːə/

noun

  • In the Hawaiian Islands: either of two trees of the myrtle family, the lehua, Metrosideros polymorpha (more fully "ohia lehua"), and the Malay apple, Syzygium malaccense (more fully "ohia ai").

Origin

Early 19th century. From Hawaiian ʽōhiʽa (also more fully ʽōhiʽa-lehua flowering ohia, ʽōhiʽa-ʽai edible ohia).