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puriri

noun plural -ris
  1. a forest tree, Vitex lucens, of New Zealand, having red berries and glossy green leaves and yielding a durable dark brown timber
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Historical Examples

  • Much of this is heavily timbered with valuable kauri and puriri.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)

    William Delisle Hay

  • Puriri timber is the strongest and most durable of any in the country.

  • Returning down the river, a site was chosen for a station at Puriri.