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kowhai

[koh-wahy] /ˈkoʊ waɪ/
noun
1.
a New Zealand tree, Sophora tetraptera, of the legume family, having clusters of golden-yellow flowers.
Origin of kowhai
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35, kowhai is from the Maori word kō(w)hai
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kowhai

/ˈkəʊwaɪ; ˈkəʊfaɪ/
noun
1.
(NZ) a small leguminous tree, Sophora tetraptera, of New Zealand and Chile, with clusters of yellow flowers
Word Origin
C19: from Māori
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