- a New Zealand bulrush, Typha orientalis, with sword-shaped leaves, traditionally used for construction and decoration
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Examples from the Web for raupo
They put him into a raupo hut by himself, and fastened the door—a proceeding that did not at all tend to elevate his spirits.
The place was a network of trenches with connecting passages, roofed over with timber, raupo, and toetoe reeds and earth.
The elastic wall of raupo closed again around his neck; the tapu was fairly beaten!Old New Zealand
Earl of Pembroke.
In a common Maori whare, built of raupo leaves and rushes, sits a dusky maiden, filled with bitterness and grief.The Tale of Timber Town
The elastic wall of raupo closed again around his neck; and the tapu was fairly beaten!Old New Zealand:
'A Pakeha Maori' [Frederick Edwa [Maning]