noun Etymology: Hawaiian Date: 1825 a Pacific island vine (Alyxia oliviformis) of the dogbane family with fragrant leaves and bark that are used for decoration and in Hawaii for leis

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  • Maile — This unusual and interesting name has two possible origins, the first and most likely being from the Norman nickname for a very male , masculine man, from the Olde French word masle . In Middle English the word became male , meaning virile,… …   Surnames reference

  • maile — /muy lay, lee, mah ee lay /, n. a vine, Alyxia olivaeformis, of Hawaii, having small yellowish flowers and fragrant foliage: a traditional lei plant of Hawaii. [1905 10; < Hawaiian] * * * …   Universalium

  • maile — noun A flowering Hawaiian vine, of the genus Alyxia, used to make lei …   Wiktionary

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