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manuka

/ˈmɑːnuːkə/
noun
1.
a New Zealand myrtaceous tree, Leptospermum scoparium, with strong elastic wood and aromatic leaves Also called red tea tree, kahikatoa
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  • In a steamer chair, under a manuka tree that grew in the middle of the front grass patch, Linda Burnell dreamed the morning away.

    The Garden Party Katherine Mansfield
  • I slew him with no other weapon than a canoe paddle of manuka wood.

  • Accordingly, he seized a firebrand, and thrust it into a pile of manuka, which instantly became a seething mass of flame.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • But he was immediately struck down and his body thrown into a manuka bush.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • This section when completed brought the line from Watten to manuka, or, as the station is now called, "Corfield."

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • There are the starry clematis, cream-coloured or white, and the manuka, with tiny but numberless flowers.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
  • Where they once were the earth is hungry, white, and barren, though dressed in deceptive green by stunted fern and manuka.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
  • Fraser, of manuka, who came a little later, died of a broken heart.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield

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