AALII

aalii

(noun) a small Hawaiian tree with hard dark wood

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

aalii (plural aaliis)

A bushy small tree, Dodonaea viscosa, native to Hawaii, Australia, Africa, and tropical America, having sticky leaves and dark wood.

Synonyms

• akeake (New Zealand)

Source: Wiktionary



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Word of the Day

29 February 2024

INGENIOUSLY

(adverb) in an ingenious manner; “a Hampshire farmer had fowls of different breeds, including Dorkings, and he discriminated ingeniously between the ‘dark ones’ and the ‘white ones’”


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