Definition of mokihana in English:

mokihana

Pronunciation /mɒkiˈhɑːnə/

noun

  • A Hawaiian tree, Pelea anisata (family Rutaceae), having highly scented seed pods used in garlands.

    The mokihana is peculiar to the island of Kauai, and garlands of its seed pods are regarded as emblematic of this island.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Hillebrand (1821–1886). From Hawaiian (Kauai) mokihana.