Definition of maile in English:

maile

noun

  • A Hawaiian climbing shrub, Alyxia oliviformis (family Apocynaceae), which has yellowish flowers and fragrant, glossy leaves that are used locally to make garlands and for decoration.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Ellis (1794–1872). From Hawaiian maile.

Pronunciation

maile

/ˈmɑːiːˌleɪ/