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British Dictionary definitions for manuka

manuka

noun
  1. a New Zealand myrtaceous tree, Leptospermum scoparium, with strong elastic wood and aromatic leavesAlso called: red tea tree, kahikatoa
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Historical Examples

  • I slew him with no other weapon than a canoe paddle of manuka wood.

    The adventures of Kimble Bent

    James Cowan

  • 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

  • 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