Definition of hala in English:

hala

Pronunciation /ˈhalə/ /ˈhɑːlə/

noun

  • A pandan, Pandanus tectorius, found from Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands to Eastern Australia, which bears large, edible, segmented fruit, and whose leaves are traditionally used in weaving. More fully "hala tree".

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Missionary Herald (Boston). From Hawaiian hala pandan.